Rene Capone







Rene Capone

Rene Capone

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of somebody else" - Judy Garland


Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical and mysterious imagery often used together. He also works with elements of fable and myth. Capone's art conveys a sense of wonder, exploration and discovery. Twenty years ago, Capone began his career as an artist creating dreamlike, sensual, often homoerotic images of young men in search of love, identity, and their place in the world. His paintings and drawings are now highly prized by collectors and on the walls of private and corporate collectors around the world.

He attended Parsons School of Design in New York City on a merit Scholarship. Majored in Fine Arts and focused his efforts of rendering the figure. Capone also attended The San Francisco Art Institute in SF, CA for continue education. Currently he resides in The Bay Area of California.

His works have been compiled in the books "Any Given Moment" and "A Boy Named", both of which are available on

He self-published a graphic novel "The Legend of Hedgehog Boy" in 2011, a story about a boy who ventures into the woods to find his identity. The book struck a deep cord within the youth of the LGBT community. Other publishing achievements include: "Stripped: The Illustrated Male" from Bruno Gmunder. Featured in RFD Magazine, The Leslie Lohman Arts Journal, Blue, XY, Wilde Literary Journal and most recently The Advocate interviewed Capone with arts and culture critic Adam Sandel. K-OODI Art Magazine from Helsinki featured his art in their spring issue of 2016.

Between 2014 -2017 Rene had a series of bone and hip replacement surgeries due to side affects from medications given to him by doctors. A medical malpractice case of epic proportions with the guilty individuals escaping consequence. He spent four years in state of severe disability and yet continued to work on his craft through out the ordeal.

Currently he is recovering from those surgeries. "The Zebra Boy Chronicles" a series of paintings and drawings created over the past three years was his metaphorical way of commenting on the experience of surgery and the betrayal of physicians he knew personally. Now in 2017 Rene can once again walk and is looking forward to the future.


Black Swan by Rene Capone


Aquatic Dreams by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Wind by Rene Capone


Even Monsters Have To Sleep by Rene Capone


Under Lying Currents by Rene Capone


Red Jewels by Rene Capone


Chill by Rene Capone


Tremble by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Silence by Rene Capone


Broken Languages by Rene Capone


Springs Eternal Love Affair with the Ice Prince by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Stubborn by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Shadow by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Sideways by Rene Capone


Love and Danger by Rene Capone


Chrysalis by Rene Capone


Steal Your Crown by Rene Capone


Before and After by Rene Capone


Centerfold by Rene Capone


Safety by Rene Capone


Candle Lit Girl by Rene Capone


Broken Clocks by Rene Capone


To Kill A Dead Boy by Rene Capone


Boy With Vertical Lines by Rene Capone


Loves Discovery by Rene Capone


Yellow Moon by Rene Capone


Hot Child In the City by Rene Capone


Cat Scratch Fever by Rene Capone


Prodigal Lover by Rene Capone


Night Light by Rene Capone


Look Over Your Shoulder by Rene Capone


No Peace In My Sunrise by Rene Capone


First Sight by Rene Capone


Vergil's Dawn by Rene Capone


Passages by Rene Capone


Beautiful on Purpose by Rene Capone


Beautiful By Mistake by Rene Capone


Time by Rene Capone


Goddess by Rene Capone


Aurora by Rene Capone


Elegance by Rene Capone


Sometimes Your Eyes by Rene Capone


Kitty by Rene Capone


All I need is a Unicorn by Rene Capone


Legend of Hedgehog Boy by Rene Capone


Two Kinds of Love by Rene Capone


Zebras always look for rainbows by Rene Capone


A Turtle Who Likes To Eat Fish by Rene Capone