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2018 Costa Rica Updates
Winter Sketches: New Book
Natomas Magazine/January Cover Artist


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New Products at VIDA!

Check out this affordable, beautiful glass plate from my original photograph at shopVIDA!

Gallery No. 8 at VIDA

I have over a hundred new products at Please visit Gallery No. 8 here:

2018 Costa Rica Updates

I have been very busy with relocating. It took a year to plan, so 2016 was a very busy time researching my move. Then, 2017 was extremely busy as I retired from teaching, sold my house, most of my belongings, all of my furniture, and moved. I arrived in Costa Rica, August 16th. My personal items arrived by ship and through customs, September 28th. I unpacked everything by Oct. 30th.
Well! I am now settled here in a beautiful town named Salitral in the hills above San Jose, Costa Rica. You cannot imagine the beauty and peacefulness here.

Winter Sketches: New Book

Winter Sketches, a large new picture book of beautiful abstract images is now available on Amazon and This book will make a beautiful addition to your collection. All images are unique! Check it out!

Natomas Magazine/January Cover Artist

I was very excited to get the magazine and see my work on the cover. There are very talented artist in this magazine every month and I was honored to now be among them. The cover art is featured in my book Artifacts 2014, available at Check it out!

Gallery No. 8 art books available!

Check out all of Gallery No. 8 art books available at and

Natomas Magazine Featured Artist!

Renée Michel is the January 2016 Featured artist in Natomas Magazine!

It is a great honor to be one of the many fine artists featured in the Natomas Magazine! Thank you!

Postcards Available

*New! Postcards are available for images displayed on this site. Pick the images for a boxed assortment of 10 - see prices listed!

Abstractions 2015

2015 is here with a new collection of artwork. Abstractions 2015 is a collection of weird and wacked out abstractions made with my iPad and enhanced with Photoshop. It was fun and is ongoing, so visit frequently for new Abstractions. You can order cards with an assortment of designs, specify which prints you prefer on your cards.

Updates from the Virtual World

Happy New Year to all who follow Gallery No. 8! I have not written here very often the last few months because I was busy taking new photos! You can find a lot of information about what I have been doing in Second Life at My Second Life Adventures on wordpress :
In addition, see the new profile and art on
I will add many more one of a kind products over the next few months. We are working on expanding from notecards, posters, tote bags, and cell phone covers to stationery sets, and jewelry!
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