Infected By Art Book - Volume 5

Vanessa Lemen

Member Since November 2014


Artist: Vanessa Lemen


Vanessa Lemen is an award-winning painter based in Carlsbad, CA, with works exhibited and in private collections internationally. Her paintings are layered in subtle allegory, with an explorative process that intertwines realism and abstract to depict figure, metaphor and story. Her work has been published in two new Illustrated Limited Edition books: The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin and A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick, and is published in such art books as Spectrum, Women of Wonder, The Journal, and Infected By Art, and has been featured in articles in magazines such as American Art Collector, ImagineFX, and Poets And Artists. Vanessa also writes monthly columns for the Muddy Colors blog and is an educator who mentors privately, teaches classes online, and instructs at workshops across the US. Her recent work has earned her The Chesley Award and other awards in publications such as Infected By Art (Body Of Work Award and 1st Place: Grand Prize Winner), a Spectrum Award nomination, as well as Art Renewal Center's ARC Salon, and participation in the International ARC Salon Exhibition.

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Name: Vanessa Lemen 
Joined: November 2014

Eight original paintings published in the new illustrated limited edition of The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin for the 50th anniversary of its publication. This body of work won the Chesley Award in 2019, the Body Of Work Award in the Infected By Art annual vol. 7 (2019), and one of the paintings was nominated for the Book Award in the Spectrum annual vol. 26 (2019).
Eight original paintings (2 covers, 6 interior illustrations) published in the new illustrated limited edition of A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (Suntup Editions, 2020)

Location: Carlsbad, CA

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