Van Renselar has travelled extensively. He grew up in South Wales and London, where he now lives and works. After committing himself fully to contemporary painting 10 years ago he has rapidly become one of the most original of the emerging modern abstract artists in the UK. Van Renselar has exhibited at many venues.
As an abstract artist, he produces colourful abstract art that is concerned more with form, composition and colour as an alternative to subject matter.
As Van Renselar says, "I want to use my knowledge of colour, symbolism and line to make pictures which involve and intrigue the viewer. I take ideas from around and within me, using intuition and imagination to create a new context. Much of my work stems from my subconscious, where I see actions, events and ideas as particular images and colours. It took me a long time to fully realize that not everyone translated the world in this way."
Across his range of colourful abstract art, there are no defining key of symbols. There is no 'language' for the viewer to learn. Each piece of work establishes itself on its own visual merits and the viewer's interest.