Rajnus Art

About The Artist S. Rajnus

Artist S. Rajnus

BIOGRAPHY

Rajnus was an artist before learning to fly in the 1970's, and credits her training in science, biology, and art as the foundation for current work. With family history that includes engineering at Lockheed during WWII, aviation has been a foundation as well. Flying experiences with her husband in Canada and Alaska led to interest in using those places as locations for paintings. These are created in oil or watercolor for galleries, exhibitions, commissions, and illustrations. Her recent book “Stars of the Sky” with Ann Cooper as author, includes Rajnus' illustrations of 50 Women in Aviation through the ages, and their craft. Work can be seen in many collections, including EAA, National Museum of Naval Aviation, NOAA, and the National Park Service.

SELECTED AWARDS

ASAA: Best of Show
"Horizons of Flight": Best of Show
National Museum of Naval Aviation: First Place
Aviation Week: Best of the Best
EAA Aviation Foundation: Par Excellence Award
NOAA: First Place
Governor's Invitational (OR): Best of Show

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Paint America
"Artflight" - Ottawa, Canada
U.S. Air Force Museum
National Exhibition of American Watercolor - Taos
Audubon Artists; Salmagundi Club, NY
Leigh Yawkey Woodson "Birds in Art"
NWSS (Northwest Watercolor Society) Open
Crater Lake National Park Centennial

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"Stars of the Sky, Legends All" - Zenith Press
"How to Draw Aircraft Like a Pro" - Motorbooks
"How to Draw and Paint Aircraft Like a Pro" - Motorbooks
"Splash" - Northlight Books
"The Best of Wildlife Art I; The Best of Wildlife Art II" - Northlight
"Creativity--The Prize of Humanity" - Wildlife Art Magazine
"Wildlife Art" - Rockport Publishers