Vanessa Withun (V.W.) is a contemporary representational artist of Dominican heritage originally from Bronx, New York residing in Jacksonville, FL. Her style combines Classical Realism with what she has termed as Tonal Expressionism. Her work incorporates a variety of landscapes, still-life, portraits, and conceptual art inspired by the power of chiaroscuro, brushwork, and tones in order to capture emotion. Her still life paintings are painted from life in alla prima. Many of her landscapes are based on captured images and/or created intrusively in order to give her work a more poetic sentiment. She is also a graphic artists and illustrator and is currently developing a website for her graphic illustration and design. She is a recent recipient of the J. Shepard Jr. and Mary Ann Bryant Arts Endowment for The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Her work has been exhibited across the United States.