Vanessa Michalak

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Cabin Fever

Vanessa Michalak

Cabin Fever

Oil on Canvas

42 x 44 in (106.68 x 111.76 cm)

$3,000

Campsite

Vanessa Michalak

Campsite

Oil on Canvas

24 x 38 in (60.96 x 96.52 cm)

$2,800

Everything I Ever Wanted

Vanessa Michalak

Everything I Ever Wanted

Oil on Canvas

32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)

$2,300

Fallen Trees

Vanessa Michalak

Fallen Trees

Oil on Yupo Paper, Mounted onto Board

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

$3,500

First Day of Spring

Vanessa Michalak

First Day of Spring

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Forest Floor

Vanessa Michalak

Forest Floor

Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$3,200

Lane's Cove

Vanessa Michalak

Lane's Cove

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$2,700

Ropes Course

Vanessa Michalak

Ropes Course

Oil on Yupo Paper, Framed

46.50 x 41 in (118.11 x 104.14 cm)

$3,000

The Orange Sailboat

Vanessa Michalak

The Orange Sailboat

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Waiting for You

Vanessa Michalak

Waiting for You

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Winter Walk

Vanessa Michalak

Winter Walk

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Before the Storm

Vanessa Michalak

Before the Storm

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,800

In the Meadow

Vanessa Michalak

In the Meadow

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$3,000

Popham Beach Umbrellas

Vanessa Michalak

Popham Beach Umbrellas

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 in (50.80 x 60.96 cm)

$1,800

Summer Day

Vanessa Michalak

Summer Day

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Trail Blazing

Vanessa Michalak

Trail Blazing

Oil on Yupo Paper

23 x 29 in (58.42 x 73.66 cm)

$900

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Vanessa Michalak
Ideas about escapism, adventure, and humans’ relationship with nature are explored in paintings created through plein air painting and a synthesis of memory and photography. Although some paintings place sole emphasis on the landscape itself, indications of human activity are often present. Figures move through forests and viewers are forced to make their way through overgrown paths. Particular structures within the landscape allude to impermanence or more specific interactions with the environment. As a Maine native, traveler, and avid hiker, the spirit of searching and exploring parallels my painting process. Reinventing, pursuing solutions, and discovering the scope of paint’s material capacity becomes as important as my subject matter. Allowing myself to get a “little lost in the woods” as I teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation or “adventure on new paths” whilst conceding to unfamiliar methods, makes the process of creating each painting a unique quest. Ultimately the paintings become not only a reflection of my inner restlessness and my longing to reconnect with nature but also a record of my incessant investigation of the painting process. Vanessa Michalak grew up in Maine before relocating to Boston, MA where she lived and worked for over a decade. She earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and her BSN in nursing from the University of Maine in Orono. She was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting in 2014 and her work was included in New American Paintings #110. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including the MFA National Competition, Juried by Asya Geisberg, First Street Gallery, New York, NY. She has also participated in numerous residencies, most notably, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and PLAYA, in Summer Lake, Oregon. In 2016 she was the emerging artist in residence at Penn State, Altoona for Spring semester. She currently lives and works in Gloucester, MA where she is delving into the history of plein air painting.
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