Multi media artist Vanessa Cress Lokos' has studied, exhibited and sold internationally. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, Australia and Barbados. Vanessa is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Burlington Fine Arts Association, Arts and Culture Council of Burlington, Hamilton Artist Inc. and the Canadian Glaze Oil Society.
Her artwork has been selected and sold at auctions and BFAA Guild Exhibitions. Vanessa has received People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice awards in curated AGB exhibitions. She was also honoured with The Gery Puley BFAA Founders Award for sustained contribution to the creative life and growth of the BFAA, AGB and the community.
Vanessa holds a BA - Concentration Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. A resident of Burlington she has been exhibiting regularly since 2009.
Although the artist works include exploration in acrylic, photography, printmaking and installation, she always returns to her love of glaze oil painting. Through ancient techniques she is able to achieve luminous colour and depth. The infinite possibilities from a minimal palette never ceases to amaze and delight.
Recent paintings include figures and are observations of human interactions and relationships. Irony, playfulness and the unexpected are often conveyed in her work. The greatest compliment to the artist is when the viewer has connected to a piece and continues the story for themselves.