Renee Lewis-Grothe is a free-lance graphic artist living in Arizona, USA. She graduated with honors from Al Collins Graphic Design School in 1992. Renee does most of her graphics on Macintosh computers. She also uses water color, colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink, scratch board, chalk and oil pastels, and especially loves photography. Renee's artistic themes range from photographs of wildlife to abstract design and fictional character development. She says she is "drawn to bright colors, or high contrast black and white". Renee has been free-lancing for about five years.