During the covid-19 pandemic, artist Renata Lucia became a naturalist, joining the state office of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. The reconnection with nature and local ecological processes as well as the dread of on-going climate change are reflected in her art, including micro-habitat explorations, landscapes, tree portraits, and the transformation of trees into packaging and paper. She primarily creates paintings, drawings, and prints. She lives in Houston, TX and works out of her home studio. Her favorite plant is currently Buttonbush.