SOURCE: Billie and Olives


June 11, 2013 07:59 ET

Artist Renee Phillips Debuts Her Sea-Inspired Fine Art Store for Children at

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - South Florida native and NYC artist Renee Phillips announces the launch of Billie and Olives, an online store featuring fine art for children to inspire imagination and creativity, while also attracting discerning adults with artful, intelligent design. Her line of mixed media art prints and illustrations are inspired by the magic of the sea, with the goal of stimulating a curiosity for our diverse ocean life, and igniting a new enthusiasm for sophisticated fine artwork in today's digitally influenced generation.

Renee creates fun and energetic artwork through unique handmade mixed media techniques -- manipulating fluid acrylics, creating homemade papers, and applying organic glazes and hand-painting -- to name a few. "The dimension of applied layers, expressive art strokes, and vibrant colors stimulate creativity, imagination, and a deep emotional connection that can fall short with today's modern digital designs for children," said Renee. 

She feels strongly that the right piece of art can change the way a child sees the world. It is also her personal goal to inspire children everywhere to embrace and respect our Oceans, and the beautiful marine life within them, through art. A portion of all proceeds is gifted to environmental non-profits such as the World Wildlife Fund every year.

Through consumers can now give the unique gift of fine art exclusively printed in the United States for unrivaled quality in children's wall décor. A variety of ready to hang artwork is available including canvas art in all sizes, framed watercolor prints and smaller gift-sized archival illustrations. anticipates the release of additional collections of nature inspired works of art in September for the Fall/Winter 2013 season.

For further information on Renee Phillips artwork and unique creative process, please visit her portfolio site at, and contact her directly at

About Renee Phillips

Artist Renee Phillips, of Renee Phillips Design, explores the connections between science and art with a focus on marine life. Renee received a BFA from the University of Miami, continuing her art education at the American University of Paris, France, and currently at SVA in New York City. Renee left behind a success professional career at Condé Nast to pursue her dream of becoming a full time artist in 2011. This is her first debut collection on a public eCommerce platform.

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