Oscar Rayneri, watercolor artist and instructor, lives in Dahlonega, Georgia where he is surrounded by inspiring subject matter. It is among the beauty of the mountains that he searches out waterfalls, flowers, rustic barns and historic structures to capture in his paintings. Oscar is a Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, which was earned through juried acceptance in GWS National and Members’ Exhibitions. His painting, “Sunbathing,” earned a Members’ Award in the 2013 GWS Members Exhibition, as well as a First Place Award at the Festival of Trees, judged by a High Museum curator. Other recent awards include “Best of Show” at the Twelve Rivers Festival of the Arts for his painting, “Goodbye Old Friends,” and several Honorable Mention Awards at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA.
Oscar and his watercolors are featured in the 2014 Spring issue of Northeast Georgia Living Magazine. Rayneri specializes in painting many Dahlonega historic buildings available in limited edition giclee prints. His latest series features the local wineries, also available in limited edition giclee prints.
As a watercolor instructor, Oscar has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC and in Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. He also teaches classes in his studio. Additionally, Oscar conducts workshops in locations throughout the Southeast. Oscar also accepts commissions. Prices vary with size and complexity of subject matter.
Rayneri watercolors and drawings hang in many private collections, as well as corporate collections such as Procter & Gamble, Miller Brewing, and Merck Chemical. Some of his commissions have included watercolors made into limited edition prints for Thronateeska Heritage Foundation in Albany, GA and for the National Kidney Foundation to raise money for kidney research.