Vanessa Lawrence

Artist Bio

Artist's Statement

My passion is to create works of art that evoke deep emotion and capture the human spirit through expression.  I currently work in graphite, charcoal and colored pencil.  As an artist, I am drawn to realism and strive to emulate this in each of my pieces.  I also enjoy the whimsical side of art that captures moments that warm the heart, moments that are fleeting and often overlooked.

Art is my deepest passion.  As a child I was drawn to creating imaginary worlds, places that have no boundaries.  Using only a pencil and newsprint, I would often get lost in my art, never wanting to stop until I created what was inside of me.


Vanessa Lawrence is a self-taught artist that enjoys creating still life and custom portraits.  Vanessa was born in San Angelo, TX but currently lives in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Through the years, she has developed a passion for realism – a passion to understand form in its truest sense, to capture nature at its best and worst.  Her desire is to continue creating works of art that capture moments in time that should not be forgotten and to master the art of realism in all its forms.

Vanessa studied art at Anderson University in Anderson, IN and the Baker Hunt Foundation in Covington, KY.  Her art has been displayed in art shows throughout the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.  She now works from her home studio in Colorado.


  • Colored Pencil Society of America 23rd International Juried Exhibition                                                                                                                       Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia                                                                                                                                               (July 11-August 23 2015)                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Colored Pencil Society of America 7th Annual Colored Pencil Art Exhibition, Presented by CPSA District Chapter #119                                   Clifton Cultural Arts Center                                                                                                                                                                  Cincinnati, OH (October 5-November 3, 2014)                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Colored Pencil Society of America 22nd International Juried Exhibition                                                                                                         Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens                                                                                                                                        Ormand Beach, Florida (June 13-August 25, 2014)                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • CPSA 8th Annual Colored Pencil Art Exhibition, Presented by CPSA District Chapter #119                                                                               The Barn - The Women's Art Club of Cincinnati , Mariemont, Ohio (September 6, 2013 - September 28, 2013)                                                    Awarded Honorable Mention for my work "Golden Girls"
  • CPSA 21st International Exhibition, Juried Exhibition                                                                                                                                  Brea, California (July 31- September 13, 2013)

  • CPSA 7th Annual Colored Pencil Art Exhibition, Presented by CPSA District Chapter #119                                                                               The Barn, Mariemont, Ohio (December 4, 2012- Janurary 4, 2013)

  • Rising Sun 10th Juried Art Exhibition                                                                                                                                                             Rising Sun, Indiana (October, 2012)

  • A Celebration of Color, Baker Hunt Colored Pencil Art Show                                                                                                               Covington, Kentucky (August 2012)

  • Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Adult Art Show                                                                                                                             Covington, Kentucky (April 2012)


  • Colored Pencil Society of America
  • Colored Pencil Society of America District #119 member
  • Boone County Visual Arts Association (2013)


  • Ann Kullberg's CP Hidden Treasures
  • To The Point - Colored Pencil Society of America

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