The Art of Mylissa Kowalski
My love for art has always held a strong connection with the outdoors, and nature has been a
constant inspiration in my work. Painting allows me to relate more deeply with the outdoor
world, and I hope to share this connection with those who view my work.
My early drawings started out in pencil and charcoal, but I would later utilize soft pastels. The
pure pigments and softness of pastels along with the speed at which I could lay down color were
what ignited my love for this medium.
In 2006 I received a Bachelors of Art in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of
Technology. Medical Illustration is a truly fascinating profession. It combines a passion for art
with a love for science. It requires great attention to detail and exactness. While focusing more on
human anatomy in art, it teaches important skills that can be used in any type of drawing.
After college I moved to Seattle, WA. There my subject matter gradually moved away from
Medical Illustration and turned once again to nature. I spent eight years in Washington
immersing myself in my art as well as the beautiful wildlife and scenery of the area.
In the spring of 2015, my husband and I relocated to Underhill, Vermont. My paintings
encompass a wide range of subjects such as landscapes, wildlife, and animal portraits. Nature
continues to inspire my art. I have begun to focus on plein air painting. I also gradually moved
away from pastels and began using acrylics. No matter the subject or medium, the common
thread in all my artwork is my intention to portray beauty and meaning in the subtleties that
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2016: 1st Place Acrylics, NVAA 85th Annual June Juried Show
2015: Honorable mention : Laumeister fine art competition. “ Shades of pink and blue”
2015: Merit award: NVAA 84th Annual June Juried Show. “ Last Light “
Selected Group Exhibits
Farm to Table, Bryan Gallery. Jeffersonville Vermont
NVAA 85th Annual Spring Show, Sugar House Gallery, Visions of Vermont.
Spring Show at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho Vermont
6th annual Jericho Pleain Air Exhibit, Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho Vermont
Laumeister Fine art Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington Vermont
Land and Light, Water and Air Juried Landscape show, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville Vermont
NVAA 85th Annual Spring Show, Sugar House Gallery at Visions of Vermont, Jeffersonville Vermont
25th Annual Art in the Round Barn Juried Show, Joslin Round Barn, Waitsfield Vermont.