The Artist - Vanessa Zakas

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The Artist

My name is Vanessa Zakas and I am an artist. I have loved art since I was little, and have always spent a lot of time drawing and sketching. In 2010 I moved to Morocco, and painting became an expression of my experience there. I have been blessed to be able to travel and a lot of my work is based on personal experiences from the places I have visited.

After several years in Morocco, I went on to study in Italy. I was trained at the Florence Classical Arts Academy where I studied under Russian masters. I was taught the foundations of form, light, color, anatomy, perspective, composition and drawing and painting techniques. My studies provided a wide range of knowledge in the skills required to create visually powerful imagery.

Since graduation from the Florence Classical Arts Academy, I have continued to develop my art to tell the stories that have always been on my heart while maintaining the level of artistic excellence that I acquired from my studies. Read more about my artistic education here.

The Art

I mainly work with oil paint on canvas as well as ink sketches and illustrations. My favorite subject is people and their surroundings, though I often paint other subjects as well. Most of my art is inspired by my travels and experiences around the world. I try to use art in a powerful way, to tell a story and to express something that can not only be seen but also felt. My desire is to share the fleeting moments of life in a deep and beautiful way, to paint those moments as if frozen in time.

Trails of Paint

The purpose of this website is to have a place to showcase my work, and also allow others to follow my in my journey. Please check out my porfolio if you would like to see some of my work, or head to my blog if you want to hear what I’m up to. You are also welcome to follow me on Instagram to see my artistic process and see what I’m working on. For more information about my techniques and skills you can check out my flipbook portfolio.