Jeanie Tomanek

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.

Jeanie Tomanek

pantheon of frailer gods

Mark Benton interviews
Jeanie Tomanek

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Jeanie Tomanek, featured artist for Issue #31. Here’s what she had to say about the influence of story and myth on her art, her art-inspired poetry, and her use of archetypes and symbols…Read more

"Night Reader" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 36x24 inches

ART ISSUE #31

Oil Paintings

By Jeanie Tomanek
 
 

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.”…
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