Meet Vanessa Lorentzen, Retro Art Blogger.
Vanessa Lorentzen, granddaughter of Henry, was raised on the family farm/ranch and understood her grandfather’s passion for his artwork from an early age. All of her memories surround the art room or the unveiling of the latest painting in the modest living room of the 'little white house', (as it is referred to in Yvonne’s McGuire’s book,Daddy Was An Artist.) Small art lessons were given and color crayons and paper a staple for the grandchildren that came to visit. She credits much of her artistic eye to the casual training she received as a little girl. Clearly the “more is caught than taught” rule was applied to her little visits with Grandpa. It is a dream come true for her to offer Henry Lorentzen Art Prints to the public for the first time, and to a new generation of western art lovers. These reproductions are the finest quality on the market today and reflect each brush stroke and color combination with complete accuracy. Wouldn’t Grandpa be thrilled? You can find both books and Fine Quality Art Prints on-line through Henry Lorentzen Replica's, a delightful Etsy store which also carries prints and note cards.
Vanessa is wife to Tim and the mother of 6 wonderful kids. A passionate music lover she has spent a portion of her life devoted to teaching both the Suzuki and Mark O'Connor violin method. While still living in Bismarck her studio included a 0-3 year old class after she obtained 3 levels of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Music Training. Since moving to Indiana she is currently immersed in launching this print business and helping her Aunt Yvonne with her book projects. She still takes a handful of violin students and has a new musical venture upon discovering the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer. Most recently she has been teaching K-5 Music at Rock Creek Community Academy and guiding youngsters in the art of "Musical Theatre", in which she writes and directs.