Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
My desire to paint portraits started after a bad ski accident left me house bound for months. Friends visited me and I started taking Polaroids of them. I wanted to capture a moment and a connection with those people.
The landscapes are from trips taken to places like Jamaica, New Foundland, Spain and the desolate early Spring landscape of New York State. Rocks and trees have the same interest for me as do the portraits. I again wish to capture the moment when the light falls a certain way and I connect with the subject.
Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus was trained in painting at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She studied in Italy and her work remains in private collections there. Her interest in color and design led to a successful career as a costume designer in motion pictures.
Her film work can be seen in such films as: "The Cider House Rules" and "Snow Falling on Cedars". She has always continued painting between films.
Ms. Kalfus resides in Millwood, New York with her family.