Veronica Winters is a contemporary Russian-American artist who illuminates the beauty and power of the feminine spirit through her figurative paintings. She studied figurative art at the Grand Central Academy of Art, Art Students League of New York and holds an MFA degree in painting from Penn State. The Colored Pencil Manual is her most recent best-selling book. Veronica’s art has been published in numerous art magazines and art books, including Strokes of Genius, Leisure Painter, Colored Pencil Magazine, the Guide Artists, and the International Artist Magazine. As an art educator, Winters supports the talent of contemporary artists via her art blog and writing. Living in Naples, Florida, the artist continues to pursue feelings in color by painting the interior life of women in portraiture.
My figurative realism painting in oils and colored pencil is a personal exploration of the interior life of women. We all have the public self and the private self, we often don’t reveal our inner life to others, and this is exactly what I paint. In color, figure and symbols, I explore a relationship between the perceived beauty and beauty inside us, between presence and absence, loneliness and solitude. I investigate my understanding of identity and feelings of loss, love, and hope.
Pursuing emotions in color, my mission is to help you feel inspired and at peace because ART HEALS. You can do a lot for your emotional well-being by expressing yourself on canvas or looking at art daily. Begin. Hang a piece of art at home. See how it changes you inside. Share. – Veronica Winters