Art Gallery at the Maureen Gauzza Public Library: The Art of Vanessa Montenegro
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Vanessa Montenegro’s philosophy as an artist is to always have fun and be playful while doing art. She wants to spread her passion and enthusiasm of art to others.
A native of Lima, Peru, Vanessa Montenegro has resided in Hillsborough County for nearly 20 years. She studied art at Miami Dade Community College and the New World School of the Arts. She later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Florida International University. Today, Vanessa works as a graphic designer during the day and teaches art classes in the evening. She specializes in using pastels to create an explosion of artistic movement and vibrant color. Vanessa is inspired by Florida’s beauty, animals, nature, people, and sports, all of which frequently become the subject of her paintings. Her artwork has won many awards through the years. She was one of the founding members of the Weschase Artists Society.
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