Renate Ober was born in Hanover, Northern Germany. After her schooling she took up training in a bank where she worked for several years. During this time she studied art at evening classes. When she moved to England she resumed her art studies and went on to develop her art ideas further. She is mainly self taught.
 
Her aim in painting is to create a feast for the eye, a celebration of life and a tender smile. For her, painting is an expression of love.
 
Her work can be found in private collections in Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States of America.