BIOGRAPHY - Vanessa Lemen B. 1970
Vanessa Lemen is a painter and educator based in Carlsbad, CA, and her work has shown in galleries and exhibitions nationwide. She has an extensive background in both online and in-studio instruction - teaching drawing, painting, illustration and design in traditional and digital media.
Described through metaphorical imagery, it is excerpted from her personal journey that she credits most as the inspiration for her work, and rolling with the unexpected as the very nature of her process. Each piece she creates seems to come from a chaos, and in it, she is able to create a place of reflection and curiosity, a balance of the deep-seated and the unknown, with areas of rest and of movement that intertwines to form a calm amid the chaos.
Vanessa's work is in private collections internationally, and has been featured in art books as Spectrum, Women of Wonder, and Infected By Art. She has also been featured in magazines such as Painter and ImagineFX, writes monthly columns for the Muddy Colors blog, and has been interviewed by the One Fantastic Week webcast.