Artist | Vanessa Piche


Vanessa is a passionate Plein Air artist who captures her emotional response to the world around her. Citing “nature as her temple” and painting as a “self reflective practice,” she sees each painting as a conscious creation that feeds her soul. Vanessa competes in nationally recognized Plein Air competitions around the United States and her paintings are in private collections around the world. She spends most of her time painting in New England, Maryland, and Indiana. Vanessa resides in North Kingstown RI with her husband and daughter.

2015 Winner of Making Waves Volvo Ocean Race Art Competition
2015 U.S. Artist for Volvo Ocean Race
2008 Masters in Education,  St. Mary’s College of Maryland
2007 BA,  St. Mary’s College of Maryland
2005 Associates of Applied Arts in General Studies, Anne Arundel Community College
2002 Associates of Applied Science in Fashion Design,  Fashion Institute of Technology
Solo Exhibitions
2015 Annapolis To Newport  Gallery 49 West, Annapolis, MD                                                         
2014 “A Landscape Love Affair” Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo MD    
2012 “Talbot in Oil”, Artiste Locale,  St. Michaels MD

Reviews and Publications
Feature Artist in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine Home Edition 2014
The Star Democrat, March 28, 2012
Easton Savvy, “Life Imitating Art” February 2012
Cross Gate Gallery 2006
St. Mary’s River Gazette, Volume 6, No. 4, Page 18 September 2006
The Equiery, November 2006, Page 20
Marlborough Hunt Club Tally Ho
Teaching Experience
2014 to 2015 Art instructor at Beechwood Senior Center
2008 to 2014 Art instructor at St. Michaels Community Center
2008 to 2014 Talbot County Public Schools Art Educator
Gallery Representation
Hope and Company, Bristol, RI
Seaweed Style, Galilee, RI

Shows Juried
2016 Maplie and Main
2015 Wickford Art Festival
2015 Spring Bull Gallery Artists Choice
2015 Chatham Art Festival
2014 Westerly Art Festival
2014 Earth Wind and Fire Hope Gallery Bristol, RI
2014 Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Festival Whitinsville, MA
2014 “Local Color” Working Artists Forum Easton, MD Juror Nancy Tankersley
2014 “Paint Annapolis” Plein Air competition Annapolis, MD Juror Ned Mueller
2014 “Easels in Frederick” Plein Air competition Frederick, MD Juror Scott Christensen
2014 Easels in Frederick Quick Draw
2014 Plein Air Snow Hill, Snow Hill MD
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 IMAGO Group Show
2015 Plein Air Painters Under 40 Still Life Gallery Ellicott City MD
2015 Paint Westerly, Hoxie Gallery Westerly RI
2015 Spring Bull Gallery, Small Works Summer, Winter Shows
2014 Hope Gallery Holiday Show, Bristol, RI
2014 Deblois Gallery Holiday Show, Middletown, RI
2014 Small Works Deblois Gallery Middletown, RI
2014 Quick Draw Plein Air! Easton, Easton, MD
2014 Wet Paint Sale, Newport, RI
/2015 Arts In Easton Banners, Avalon Foundation, Easton MD
2012 Arts In Easton Banners, Avalon Foundation, Easton, MD
2012 SMAL, St. Michaels, MD
2011 St. Michaels Paint the Town
2011 Choose 3 Plein Air, TCVAC, Easton, MD
2011 “Eyes,” TCVAC, Easton, MD
2011 Chesapeake College Annual Exhibition MD
2009 St. Michaels Paint the Town
2009 Chesapeake College Annual Exhibition MD
2009 Plein Air Easton!  Quick Draw
2007 Mercantile Bank, Leonardtown, MD
2007 St. Mary’s Project Senior Show, Boyden Gallery Spring
2006 St. Mary’s Project Senior Show, Boyden Gallery Fall
2006 Annual Student Show, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
2006 Mercantile Bank, Leonardtown, MD
2006 “Master of Fox Hounds Travelling Exhibition”  Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington Kentucky