The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will exhibit the works of photographer Renelle Lorray for the month of January in the art gallery.
Born in Paterson, NJ, Renelle graduated from Boonton High School and attended Long Island University in Brooklyn on a biology scholarship. She started working part time at A&S department Store, leaving LIU to enroll in their buying program. After 10 years in retail, she began administrative work for a plumbing contractor. After her retirement, Renelle worked for 27 years for another contractor as the accounting and personnel manager, recently retiring last year.
Renelle inherited her painterly vision from her father, who has degrees in art and music, and loved to collect paintings. While in her teens, her parents bought property in Warwick and this became a backdrop to draw from. While in retail, Renelle bought herself a camera. She photographed trips to the Grand Canyon in the early 1970s and England in 1998. In 2007, Renelle moved into digital photography. In particular, Renelle became interested in life cycles of various creatures that inhabit or visit her property.
Renelle has sold her prints at craft fairs such as Art on the Green. She is a member of the Warwick Art League, the Orange County Arts Council and the Goshen Art League.
For more information call the library at 477-8377, ext. 104.