Featuring the artwork of Vanessa Withun
Vanessa Withun is a representational artist of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent. She combines elements of traditional realism with a contemporary style. Although her work is mainly representational, she incorporates elements of expressionism which give her work a semi-romantic feel.
Her collection is composed mainly of landscape paintings, but she also enjoys painting still-life and portraits. All of her work, whether it is a landscape, still-life, or portrait, revolves around the many ways light, movement, textures, and color can be used to tell a story. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and enjoys investigating and exploring nature and the movement of natural elements. She is also concerned with the environmental impact to coastal areas and has recently exhibited in an art show sponsored by Earth Action Initiative to promote ecological awareness. Her goal is to discover the many ways a landscape and natural elements can be used to communicate emotions and ideas.
She believes representing a landscape is more than just representing its physical state accurately, but involves a sentimental connection that cannot be produced by simple observation. She is a member of Oil Painters of American and The Savannah Arts Association.