renaldo in his apartment, by juli courtesy of newsobserver.com
part of what is so great about my job is meeting people. one of my favorite raleigh people is outsider artist, renaldo kuhler, who has created a beautiful body of work over his years as a scientific illustrator. renaldo started creating a make believe world called rocaterrania as a boy and has continued to create illustrations based in that world. the pieces are brilliantly colored and are unique to renaldo's style. a few years back, brett ingram made a great documentary about renaldo and his work.