We hold First Friday receptions on the first Friday of every month, from 5-7 pm.

Stop by to meet the artists and enjoy their artwork!

Vanessa resides with her husband on a small farm near Gettysburg, Pa. They are both creative and enjoy the peace of living a quiet life. She can see their sheep grazing in the pasture from her sun-filled studio. The view of the pond in the distance inspires her art. Vanessa refers to her studio as her happy place, a room built for her to draw and paint without interruptions. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, working under renowned international instructors. She spent months appreciating the work of masters as part of a European Study Program. It was an immersive adventure, constantly painting and drawing while visiting museums, galleries, and churches. She always had her sketchbook in hand. She has worked with color and design for four decades as an Art Director, Stylist, and Curator of wallpaper collections at York Wallcoverings. She enjoys working with international art studios and attending design shows. This interaction with artists lets her stay current with trends, techniques, and cutting-edge artwork from studios worldwide. This exposure and attending art workshops and classes allow her to cultivate her style continuously. Vanessa is currently teaching online workshops and accepting in-person clients. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, York Art Association, Adams County Arts Council, and the Brandywine Museum. She is grateful for a creative occupation and exposure to inspiring designs and art.

I need to create and continue learning about art as much as possible. I enjoy spending time with other like-minded artists and discovering their different approaches and styles. I regularly attend painting workshops and classes with professionals at several Art Associations in Pennsylvania. There’s a lot of power in a room full of people who want to create art and be in the presence of other artists. With art, I feel a fire that is hard to explain. Painting is essential, like breathing, and I must creatively express myself and push the boundaries while expanding my knowledge. I enjoy the “Artistic Flow” of working with composition and color and chasing the elusive lights and shadows. This collection of giclee prints is produced using archival inks and acid-free paper. It includes landscapes, waterscapes, and portraits. They range from a sensitive soft pencil rendering to intense watercolors and movement. My art shares a sense of playfulness and fun. Thank you for taking the time to share my work.
Thank you
Vanessa Gouker