The meditative feel of moving paint around a canvas and the therapeutic application of color is what I crave. I'm drawn to impressionist painting, inspired by Post Impressionism. Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville are inspirations. Showing the viewer part of the story and letting them form their own impression is my goal. I intend to infuse humor, story telling, abstract and detail elements in my paintings.Animal and figurative portraits inspire me and give voice to some of the most important emotions of the human condition. Graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, BFA in Design. Owner of Wiener Dog Graphics and NancyVanNessArt. MA, Master of Arts, Fontbonne University. DMA - Direct Marketing Association Award - award winner - brochure design Allied Arts Council Show - award winner Awarded an Addy in KC, MO for advertising. Art for the Health of It' award winner. Exhibitions Kansas City Art Institute Show. Albrecht Art Museum Show Gateway Pastel Artist Show, 2021, 2020 & 2019.
42 Doors of Hope - selected artist. Dove Love' - selected artist.
Heartland Art Club Show 2022 & 2021. Louis Artist's Guild Show - selected artist, 2022 & 2021. Pets' - Exhibizone Show - selected artist. Luminosity' Show - selected artist. Jones Gallery Show - selected artist.
Parenthood' Show - Art St. The Known and The Unknown - MAC - selected artist. Long Story Short' Show - Webster Arts - selected artist.
Contemporary Abstraction' Hilliard Gallery Show - selected artist. Order/Disorder' Show - selected artist. Personal History' Show - Art St. NancyVanNessArt, visit to see original art.