Reesa Qualia’s interest in art began at an early age…..with crayons and finger paints. By age 13, her artistic talents were recognized, and she knew the arts was her future. Reesa continued her training at Texas Tech University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Upon graduation, Reesa pursued a career in education inspiring young students to develop their artistic abilities. Reesa’s creative talents were not limited to just painting. She also had an eye for design and decorating. These talents led Reesa to develop a line of décor items for children’s rooms. She began Renditions by Reesa in the spring of 2003. She sold to over 2500 brick and mortar stores worldwide as well as high-end catalogs and websites. Numerous actresses, television personalities and professional athletes decorated their children’s rooms with Reesa’s designs.
In 2018, Reesa decided to leave the business world behind and focus on what she loves doing most…painting. Reesa’s art is influenced the most by her travels. One of her special places is the Florida coast. In her art, she expresses the calm and tranquility she experiences while there. Her preferred medium is acrylics on canvas, and she also enjoys utilizing watercolors and mixed media art. Reesa paints in multiple layers with a variety of tools. She has developed a process of adding and removing paint using these tools. This method adds a level of abstraction to the composition and blurs the line between imagination and reality. She creates her own imagery of her “happy place” as well as abstract paintings that represent the colors and emotions of landscapes, sunsets, and the sea.