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Artist Bio

Vanessa Osmon, born in 1978, is an artist from South West Florida. She was a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate specializing in Drawing at the University of Central Florida (1996-2000) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education (2002-2005) also from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, she studied under Professional Painter and Portrait Artist Dominique Medici from 2021-2023. Currently, she is a Master of Fine Arts candidate specializing in Painting at SCAD. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Pastel Society of America member. She has been in numerous group shows throughout the United States, including New York City. As a military spouse, she lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle but currently calls West Point, NY, home.


Most of my work is figurative in nature.  I look at people, especially the female figure, as if they have a story worth telling.  As an artist, my work revolves around expressing these very real, messy stories and moments of our lives.  My work looks for a moment (or moments), an expression, or an authentic feeling, while avoiding the perfection artificially expressed in our digital world.


I gravitate towards pastel and charcoal.  While finding that these materials suit my process, I often combine them with other materials to create mixed-media pieces. Oil, spray paint, and gouache all play into my process.

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