Vanessa Lacy is a full time painter in Kansas City and is the owner of the Vanessa Lacy Gallery. Her plein air and studio paintings can be seen in KU Med’s permanent collection, Westport Art Fair, and her gallery located in the Livestock Exchange Building in Kansas City’s Stockyards District where she paints full time. Her Kansas City landmark themed paintings hang in homes and businesses across the city and the country. She paints in oil on panels as small as 4” x 4” and as large as 72” x 48”, making her work appealing to private collectors and corporations alike. She has 9 years of art teaching experience in the Belton School district along with private studio painting lessons. She earned her BFA with Emphasis in Drawing from Missouri State University and a BSED in Art Education K-12th grades in 2007 and a Masters in Education from Baker University in 2009.