Vanessa Magdaleno Thorman, a native of Southern California and current resident of Charlotte, NC, embarked on her creative journey as a self-taught watercolor artist during the unprecedented times of the pandemic. Through immersing herself in videos and books, she discovered the captivating world of watercolor painting, which became her solace and a wellspring of inspiration.
Fueled by a profound love for animals, Vanessa's artwork beautifully expresses the deep bond humans crave with the natural world. Each painting aims to create an immersive experience where the subject is not merely observed but genuinely seen, fostering a connection that unites humans and animals in a shared moment of recognition and understanding.
As a child, Vanessa generally preferred the company of animals to navigating human social scenes, finding solace in their unwavering companionship, unconditional love, and acceptance. Her artwork serves as a heartfelt tribute to their presence in her life, celebrating their grace, beauty, and the profound lessons they impart.
In her artistic practice, Vanessa delves into the depths of the human-animal connection, seeking to foster empathy, contemplation, and a sense of stewardship for the magnificent creatures that inhabit our planet. Through her artwork, she aims to invite others to pause, reflect, and rekindle the inherent harmony between humanity and the animal kingdom, celebrating the profound beauty and wisdom that animals embody, and reminding us of the transformative power of empathy and compassion.
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