Featured Artist Vanessa Conroy

Artist Vanessa Conroy presents an amazing collection of digital and photographic images of sea creatures. Enjoy her work and learn more by visiting her website.


digital art of a narwhal by Vanessa Conroy

“Rainbow Narwhal” digital drawing/photography, 16″ x 20″


I’m an artist with a passion for blending digital drawing with photographs I’ve taken during my travels. My artistic journey has been anything but conventional, marked by periods of exploration, near dormancy, and a recent resurgence of creativity.


digital drawing of a crab by Vanessa Conroy

“Crab Soup” digital drawing/photography, 16″ x 20″


My fascination with art began early in life, as I watched my father draw in his free time. This early exposure sparked my own passion for creativity, leading me to frequently draw, paint, and craft.


digital drawing of a jellyfish by Vanessa Conroy

“Jellyfish Floating in a Galaxy” digital drawing/photography, 16″ x 16″


Art quickly became more than a hobby; it was an identity. In my last year of high school, I was taking several art classes a day.


digital drawing of a puffer fish by artist Vanessa Conroy

“Puffer Fish” digital drawing/photography, 20″ x 16″


After high school, I was accepted into several art schools, and I chose to attend the Massachusetts College of Art. The prospect of artistic growth was enticing, but sometimes life has other plans.


lighthouse digital drawing by Vanessa Conroy

“Lighthouse Shines a Sunrise” digital drawing/photography, 30″ x 22″


After just one year of formal art education, I made the difficult decision to leave art school. It was a time when my artistic pursuits took a backseat as I navigated life’s responsibilities. Eventually my creative enthusiasm waned.


digital drawing of a manta ray by Vanessa Conroy

“Manta Ray” digital drawing/photography, 16″ x 20″


However, as they say, true passion never really fades; it simply waits for the right moment to reignite. That moment arrived in the past year, when I was inspired to create a series of artworks for a local bar with an aquatic theme.


digital drawing of a whale shark by Vanessa Conroy

“Whale Shark in Dark Waters” digital drawing/photography, 30″ x 22″


I chose to try a new medium for creation and started drawing in Photoshop, adding my photography to my digital drawings. I had found a style that I really enjoyed and felt was a good expression of myself.


digital drawing of orcas by Vanessa Conroy

“Mother and Baby Orca” digital drawing/photography, 20″ x 16″


Today, I find myself amidst an artistic renaissance, eagerly exploring new horizons and reigniting the fervor that drove my work earlier in life. My art celebrates the beauty that often escapes casual observation, and the boundless power of imagination.


digital drawing of a lantern fish by Vanessa Conroy

“Lantern Fish” digital drawing/photography, 30″ x 22″


I invite you to join me on this artistic journey and to view the world through my lens.



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  1. Welcome back & nice work!

  2. Vanessa,
    I find your patterns in your animals interesting.

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