Renate Debrun (Braun) is a German-born artist based in Dublin and Paris.
Self-taught, she started out painting on silk, then
concentrated for a time on print-making and
currently combines monotype and mixed media drawing. She exhibits
regularly and her work is represented in corporate and
private collections. She is a member of Graphic Studio Dublin.
During her freewheeling younger years she traveled widely, living in Mexico, the US, Spain and the UK but also got around to completing an MA
in languages and linguistics.
She now lives and works mainly in Dublin and Paris. She speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Greek, and some Arabic. A few years ago she took up the tin whistle and has since compiled an extensive repertoire of mainly Irish and Scottish slow airs.
Renate also works part-time as a professional
plantswoman and gardener, and more recently as a writer. She has written the libretto for the opera 'Vagabones' by Raymond Deane (premiered in September 2019), and has also collaborated on two scripts for TV dramas. She writes a monthly blog on gardening and plants on Facebook, titled Urban Gardener.
Her work can be seen at the Graphic Studio Gallery and Doorway Gallery in Dublin and the Kenny Gallery, Galway