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Walter Foster Authors & Artists

Vanessa Rothe

Once a graphic designer/art director working with Disney Press, Walter Foster Publishing, and Sony, Vanessa Rothe is now a professional artist with a more traditional palette: oil paints.


Vanessa grew up in the artists' colony of Laguna Beach, California, and received top art scholarships to study at the University of San Diego, University of California—Irvine, and the Laguna College of Art and Design, as well as ateliers in France and Italy. 

She is a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Vanessa is also honored to be the California Editor of the nationally acclaimed art collector magazine Fine Art Connoisseur, as well as a long time contributing writer for Plein Air magazine.

Vanessa's painting subjects include the beautiful pastoral landscapes of France, Switzerland, and Italy; the alluring historic cities such as Paris and Venice; classic California seascapes and landscapes; vibrant still lifes; and some figure work.

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