Subject Tags: fox
Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
A stranger in the grocery store called me a ‘vixen’. No one had ever called me that before, and I was surprised. I think he was teasingly saying that I looked sly & sexy to him... and for some reason I decided to look up the word in the dictionary.
In addition to being a slang way to call a woman attractive, I was surprised when I learned that the word 'vixen' means “a spiteful or quarrelsome woman”.
Ever since I decided to speak my truth freely ~ that I would never allow anyone to abuse me again ~ I guess some people might see me as ill-tempered. You know what? Better to be seen as strong and spiteful then as an easy target. So yeah, I guess I’m a vixen.
My name is Renee Schuls-Jacobson, a professional artist, specializing in acrylic paint and mixed medium abstraction. An English teacher for over two decades, I've always been a voracious reader and prolific writer. In 2013, I became ill and found myself unable to do much of anything. As I began to heal, my creative muse reappeared, reminding me of my love of bold beautiful color. While I've always taken art classes and consider myself to be a creative person, over the last few years, I've learned to say: "I'm an artist," the way I once said, "I'm a teacher." It still feels strange. I didn't choose to become an artist; the images simply reveal themselves to me in dreams and visions, and I do my best to realize them with paint. And buttons. And ribbons. And texturizing medium. And other found items. I currently live and work in Rochester, New York.