We had the good fortune of connecting with René Romero Schuler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi René Romero, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I have two answers to this: Number one, is that I always communicate about my work in the positive. Positivity is probably the most powerful tool in my arsenal. People feed off of positivity, and it is energizing and contagious, all of which brings success. Number two, is that I always do my absolute best work. I do not rush or skimp in any ways, and that quality is very evident and vitally important to my brand.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an abstract figurative painter and sculptor; This is the only career I’ve ever pursued. It is not an easy path, but as an ex-homeless teen, I had natural drive and tenacity. I worked very hard, educated myself any way I could, and I said yes to every opportunity that came my way and built upon each and every one of them. Was it easy? No, but I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every bit of it. The challenges along the way have been varied, and though some were extremely difficult to overcome, I have found that there has been opportunity in every single one of them- and for that, I am grateful. And for that matter, I would say that gratitude and humility have been my greatest companions along the way, and have likely been the greatest contributors to whatever successes I now have. What I want the world to know about my work is that I put so much energy into what I do. Each work I create is truly connected to my soul, and every figure has embodied its own individuality and story. I know every piece I’ve ever created’s name (and that’s a lot!!). My work has meaning.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Well my number one thing to do when visiting ANY city, would be bike tours. I would totally recommend that for around the city, and there’s one that goes downhill from Mount Soledad that’s completely awesome! I’m also a huge hiking nut, so I would tap into some great local hikes, like at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, and maybe even throw in the Five Peak Challenge. Kayaking around the caves would be super cool too. The La Jolla Underwater Park is pretty darn cool too. As far as dining, I would hit Common Stock for some great wines, and then since I am vegan, I would probably recommend my fave food truck- Vegan Tacos SD, or Kindred, or Loving Hut. For regular dining, I would absolutely recommend Lumi by Akira Back in the Gaslamp Quarter. The rooftop is phenomenal!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout would go to Shakti Gawain (deceased) for her book Creative Visualization, which I read the first time in the 80’s, and a couple times since then. It’s essentially about visualizing the reality you wish to have, with extreme clarity…meditating on it, gaining more and more details in that clarity…meditating on it more… and eventually it happens. I am absolutely living proof of that, many times over.
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