Vanessa Lemen

VANESSA LEMEN is a painter and educator based in Carlsbad, CA. She has participated in a number of solo and group art shows and events nationwide. She has an extensive background in both online and in-studio instruction teaching drawing, painting, illustration and design in traditional and digital media. She and her husband, Ron, together run an online program instructing art and mentoring artists, as well as instructing at workshops in various locations in Southern CA and across the country.

Vanessa's work is in private collections in the US, UK and AU, and can also be found at the online gallery Published in such art books as Spectrum, Women of Wonder, and Infected By Art, she has also been featured in articles in magazines such as Painter and ImagineFX, and interviewed by the One Fantastic Week podcast.

It's moments of adversity that she credits as the inspiration for her work. Not only is she able to roll with the unexpected, it appears to be 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 intertwine to form a calm amid the chaos.

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