Renan began his career as an expedition climber and landscape artist, choosing to sacrifice home comforts for a tent in national parks across the USA and in the remote Himalayan Mountains. Renan’s art is created on expedition, right in front of the mountains he paints (you can see examples of his work here
). He was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013 for his combination of cutting-edge first ascents and visual storytelling. From landscape art, Renan branched out into timelapse film, a move which eventually led him down the creative path of filmmaking.