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My name is Ren Whaleboat, also known as RENYEN, and I’m a visual artist working and creating on Gadigal Country, Sydney, Australia. My preferred medium is realism charcoal with contrasting line work portraiture, through which I aim to celebrate and empower people of colour.


Being born and raised on Awabakal Country, with roots from North QLD, and Mer (Murray Island) in The Torres Strait, my art reflects my diverse cultural heritage. I passionately create pieces that embrace our beauty and promote inclusivity. Through my art, I inspire people to recognize the value of diversity and appreciate the beauty of all cultures.

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