ART ISSUE #31

"Night Reader" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 36x24 inches
*Image: “Night Reader” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 36×24 inches

 

Jeanie Tomanek

Oil Paintings

 

Jeanie Tomanek is an artist and poet who uses elements from the natural world, her life, mythology, fairy tales, and folk tales to create symbolism and a storyline in her work. Her main focus is on exploring feminine archetypes and the universal experiences of women. Of the women shown in her paintings, she says: “Being bald and shorn of any particular identity, they become all women.”

 

 

"Faith" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on deep cradled wood panel, 24x18 inches

“Faith” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on deep cradled wood panel, 24×18 inches

 

"Choice" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24x24 inches

“Choice” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24×24 inches

 

"From Nothing" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 48x36 inches

“From Nothing” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 48×36 inches

 

"Imperfect Disguise" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and cold wax on deep cradled wood panel, 11x14 inches

“Imperfect Disguise” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and cold wax on deep cradled wood panel, 11×14 inches

 

"The Lie of White Roses" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on cradled wood panel, 39x24 inches

“The Lie of White Roses” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on cradled wood panel, 39×24 inches

 

"Lichen Lass" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 28x22 inches

“Lichen Lass” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 28×22 inches

 

"Three" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 30x30 inches

“Three” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 30×30 inches

 

"Boundary" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 48x36 inches

“Boundary” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 48×36 inches

 

"Loss of Habitat" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and collage on canvas, 48x36 inches

“Loss of Habitat” by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil and collage on canvas, 48×36 inches

Jeanie Tomanek

Jeanie Tomanek draws upon themes that first developed in her poetry, exploring various feminine archetypes from myths, folk-tales, fairy tales, and her own experiences. The natural world as she experienced it growing up on a farm in the Genesee Valley region of New York also strongly influences her work. Trees, flowers, birds, and snow are symbols for emotional states or story elements. She has been called a mythic artist, telling ancient stories that never grow old. Tomanek’s work is held in many private and public collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. She is also a published poet and her paintings have appeared as cover art for literary journals and poetry collections. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband Dennis and two rescue dogs. Her work can be seen at www.jeanietomanek.com.

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