Stone sculptor Renate was born in Belgium and emigrated to New Zealand in September 1995. She was introduced to stone sculpture in New Zealand by Filipe Tohi in 1999. Renate’s sculptures are held in private and public collections in New Zealand and internationally. Renate works with many types of stone including marble, sandstone, andesite, granite, limestone and blue stone.
Renate Verbrugge works at Gallery Te Puna include small marble and large-scale andesite sculptures.