Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw
 
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Street painting is an artform that's growing in popularity here in California. It's most closely associated with Italy, where there is a longstanding tradition of reproducing the works of Renaissance masters in soft pastels on the street. Street painters in Italy are called madonnari after their favorite subject: paintings of the Madonna and Child (and variations on that theme). Here in California, the oldest street painting festival is in Santa Barbara and is called the I Madonnari Festival. It occurs every Memorial Day weekend. Other popular festivals are in San Rafael, San Luis Obispo, and San Diego.

We started street painting with some friends at the Santa Barbara I Madonnari festival in 2000. We've gone every year since then. In 2003, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts added street painting to their arts and crafts festival. We participated that year and every year since. In the fall of 2005, we participated in the San Luis Obispo I Madonnari festival for the first time, and in 2006 we added the Danville Fine Arts Faire and the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire to our list of street painting venues. In 2007 we added San Rafael's Youth In Arts, then were honored to be feature artists for the first two years of Luna Park's Chalk Art Festival in San Jose in 2008 and 2009. We traveled out of state for the first time in October 2010 to participate in the Sarasota (FL) International Chalk Festival. We have painted on both Florida coasts since then, at Sarasota and at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival near West Palm Beach, and have traveled to the Hudson Valley in New York to paint as well.

2014 Schedule:
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, February 22-23, 2014
Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 24-26, 2014
Italian Street Painting Marin's 2014 Pop-Up Gallery:
  California in the 1940's, June 28-29, 2014
Hudson Valley Chalk Festival, July 19-20, 2014
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 23-24, 2014
Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival, September 20, 2014
Marietta ChalkFest, October 11-12, 2014


Here are some photos of street paintings we've done in the past. Enjoy!
 

Kaci looks scared
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2014
Photo Finish
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Alex explains the problem
 
 Napa La Strada dell'Arte 2014
Wile E.'s Hole (well, there's your problem!)
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Evil Villain Catie
 
 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2014
Villainy
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Ducks Named Jake
 
 Sarasota International Chalk Festival 2013
Washington Crossing The Backyard
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
Based on Emanuel Leutze's painting of Washington Crossing The Delaware
 
Closeup of a painting of a little boy's face in a pirate hat
 
 Disneyland Limited Time Magic Chalk Art Festival 2013
Dread Pirates
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
The Hand of Tod
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2013
iRoboti
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
Sir Theodore, Knight of the Coffee Table
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2013
Sir Theodore and the Scaawy Monster
original art by Wayne & Cheryl Renshaw
 
The canyon cliffs
 
  Corporate Event, August 2013
Amazing Canyon
original art by Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw
 
Wayne's squished face
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2013
Framed!
original art by Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw
 
The Eye of the Tiger Beetle
 
 Hudson Valley Chalk Festival, July 2013
Insect 500, or A Day At The Bug Races
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
insect photos by Dr. Alex Wild
 
Ava looks down while digging
 
  Italian Street Painting Marin, June 2013
Pushing Up Daisies
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Hollyhock flowers
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2013
Plein Air Tromp L'oiel
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
White bird flying up
 
 

Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2013
Feature Artists
Heaven's View
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
additional photography by Craig Houdeshell and Chris Knight  

Kai in a party hat
 
 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2013
Party Central
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Ringmaster Natalie's face
 
 Sarasota International Chalk Festival 2012
Circus Aguas
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Back view of a girl with wild curly hair
 
 San Ramon Art In The Park 2012
Fowl Play
original art by Wayne & Cheryl Renshaw

 
Buzz the Lego alien
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2012
Curious Lego
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
based on Stephen Pakbaz' Mars Science Laboratory Curiousity Rover Lego model

 
Matisse cut paper painting, Icarus
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2012
Road Work
original art by Wayne & Cheryl Renshaw
 
Top of a vacuum tube
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2012
Feature Artists
Ghosts in the Machine
original art by Wayne & Cheryl Renshaw
 
close up of the left climber
 
 Hudson Valley Chalk Festival, July 2012
Rock Climbers
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Godzilla
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2012
Monster Sushi
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Megan looks astonished
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2012
Backyard Orbital eXplorer
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Bryce's head
 
 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2012
Buried Treasure
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Closeup of the pirate's face
 
 Sarasota International Chalk Festival 2011
The Pirate of SARRRasota
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Apollo astronaut pops out of a green hole in the ground holding a piece of green cheese
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2011
Green Cheese Moon Shot
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Closeup view of Sarah's painted face with a crack running through it
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2011
Dreamweaver: India
original photo by Tim Wagner
 
chipmunk in a box
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2011
Home From Camp
original art by Norman Rockwell
 
Closeup of carousel horse on baby block
 
 San Jose South First Friday, August 2011
Baby Blocks
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
painted by the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival crew
 
Buzby the Greyhound
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2011
Hounded
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
featuring members of the Golden State Greyhound Adoption group
 
Dinosaur Skull
 
 subZero Festival, June 2011
South First Fossil
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
painted by the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival crew 
Amethyst by Alphonse Mucha
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2011
Gemstone Triptych
original art by Alphonse Mucha
 
Alex places a puzzle piece
 
 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2011
We Come In Piece
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
the Frog Prince checks you out
 
 Sarasota International Chalk Festival 2010
The Shakedown
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
closeup photo of the male dancer's belt
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2010
El Vaquero y La Señorita
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

 
Painting of Catie and Alex at a tidepool
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2010
Tidepools
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
painting of JD's face
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2010
The Cameraman
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
Apollo and Daphne
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2010
Apollo & Daphne
original art by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
 
Green man mask
 
 San Rafael Youth In Arts Festival, June 2010
Gaia and the Green Man
original art by Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw with photos by Steve McCurry and Dominique Beyens.
 
Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2010
Girl At Mirror
original art by Norman Rockwell
 
Soccer Apostles
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2009
The Futbol Apostles
original art by Jared Tipton

 
closeup of girl dancer's face
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2009
After The Dance
original art by J. W. Waterhouse
 
finished painting of a fig beetle
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2009
A Bug's Eye View
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
Alice and the Mad Hatter
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2009
Alex In Wonderland
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
Maria with a green face
 
 San Rafael Youth In Arts Festival, June 2009
Portrait of Maria Salviati de' Medici and Giulia de' Medici
original art by Jacopo da Pontormo
 
magical mystery eye
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2009
Magical Mystery Tour
original art by Coyote
 
Nolan plays checkers with Nolan
 
 San Carlos Art and Wine Faire 2008
Your Move
original art by Wayne Renshaw
 
The Little Prince
 
 Luna Park Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2008
The Little Prince of Luna Park
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
based on illustrations by Antoine de St. Exupery
 
Catie sips her tea
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2008
Tea for Three
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Children watch the giant
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2008
The Giant
original art by N.C. Wyeth
 
Sneaky not Merry Man
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2008
Robin Hood and the Men of Greenwood
original art by N.C. Wyeth
 
Captain Hook pirate ship
 
 San Rafael Youth In Arts Festival, June 2008
Peter Pan
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Koi Soccer League
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2008
Gooooooaaaaallllfish!!!
original art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Wayne and Cheryl add foam to the ocean
 
 San Carlos Art and Wine Faire, October 2007
Cleopatra's Fleet
original art by Warwick Goble
 
Cheryl works on Rebecca's dress
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2007
Feature Artists
Rebecca Painting
original art by Joseph Bohler
 
Wayne works on Catie's hair
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2007
Summer Days
original photograph by Wayne Renshaw
 
man and woman on the beach
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2007
The Picnic Party
original art by Jack Vettriano
 
Wayne draws the tree
 
 San Rafael Youth In Arts Festival, June 2007
The Arts
original art by Arthur Mathews
 
Buttercotch the Hedgehog
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2007
Still Life With Hedgehog
original art by Cheryl Renshaw
 
Cheryl draws grasses
 
 San Carlos Art and Wine Faire, October 2006
"Are you ill, dear North Wind?"
original art by Jessie Willcox Smith (background by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw)
 
Egret Face
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari, September 2006
Miranda--Repose
original art by Robin Berry (retitled No Egrets in this rendition)
 
Dragon Spines
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2006
Feature Artists
Reading Dragon
original art by Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw
 
Flaming June face
 
 Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 2006
Flaming June
original art by Lord Frederic Leighton
 
Between The Wings angel
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2006
Between The Wings (detail)
original art by Sulamith Wülfing
 
Jazz Funeral Painting
 
 San Luis Obispo I Madonnari Festival, September 2005
New Orleans Jazz Funeral
from photo (unknown photographer)
 
Chalky Hands Painting
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2005
Chalky Hands
original photo by Wayne Renshaw
 
April Love Painting
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2005
April Love
original art by Arthur Hughes
 
Mountain Lions Painting
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2004
Somebody's Watching
original collage by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
 
Girl In Green Dress Painting
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2004
Girl In A Green Dress
original art by Tamara de Lempicka
 
Bubblegum Clowns Painting
 
 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2003
Bubblegum Clowns
original art by Royce McClure
 
Afghan Girl Painting
 
 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2003
Afghan Girl
original photo by Steve McCurry
 
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