Vanessa Rusczyk

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Vanessa is a Signature Member of American Women Artists and Cowgirl Artists of America. Her work has been shown in several national juried shows over the last 5 years. Most recently she was awarded Best in Show for the Women Artists of the West (WAOW) spring online show. Several new works will be included in the inaugural WAOW/Woolaroc Invitational in 2024.


The Western American landscape is the place I feel most at home and at peace. Much of my free time is spent in the wild, discovering new plants, encountering animal and insect life, and exploring landscapes as grand as our most iconic national parks or as simple as a desert arroyo.

Through the use of large scale and vibrant color, my art allows me to depict on canvas what I cannot take from the wilderness. Starting with a primary color underpainting, I add layers of natural color to my large scale portraits of native plant life to create a representation portrait. Unusual viewpoints and abstract backgrounds suggesting a sense of place result in dynamic compositions.

Works by Vanessa Rusczyk

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