|The Granddaughter of legendary Author Sallie Ann Clarke and western character actor and musician Rusty Lee, Venus is a
multi-faceted star of The Arts in her own right.
The Texas born statuesque blond beauty was rightly named Venus by her parents who instilled a love and appreciation for The
Arts. She was one of those bright stars who began taking ballet at age 4. As early as 8 years old she was creating poetry and art
and on her way to becoming an accomplished musician and dancer, all while excelling as an honor student. At the age of 12 she
won her first award for art from the Hallmark Card Company and by 15 was modeling. As a high school student she excelled in
Literature, History, French Language and won first place in a Geometry competition. She helped her school win awards for music
and dance and singularly won the prestigious honor of being one of thousands to win all blue ribbons for dance at SMU's
summer drill team camp two years in a row.
Venus's achievements did not stop there. In college, Venus was a dean's list student and vice-president of a political club. Her
college curriculum was centered on Literature and Creative Writing and it was during this time that she began publishing her
poetry in literary journals and began winning awards for poetry. Her interest in history led her to archeology and museum studies
in which she participated in the archaeological excavation of Nance Farm, historic plantation and former home of baseball legend
Mickey Mantle. It was however an art appreciation class that changed Venus's life forever, igniting the spark that led her to
becoming an artist.
In 2003 Venus expanded her already impressive repertoire to include acting. She began acting in Dallas area community theaters
in musicals and progressed as an actress into commercials feature films. Venus also received recognition at this time as a
model, which she considers to be yet another art form.
It was not until 2005, amidst acting and modeling that Venus turned to what would become her greatest passion...art. Completely
self taught, the evolution of her art is no less than astounding. In only 7 years she has accomplished what is almost unthinkable,
having created over 1000 works of art and having sold more than half of them to art collectors around the globe. As a budding
artist, Venus has experimented with every style and medium imaginable from small scale miniature paintings to massive gallery
sized paintings, photography, and assemblage. She takes her inspiration from her travels through life, nature, culture, emotion,
and beauty in ways that create new and unique visual arts.
Venus is involved with a number of charities regularly that are very close to her heart, particularly those that aid women and
children, animals and veteran and active military soldiers. She is an avid reader and collector with scholarly interests that include
American, Russian and British history, American Revolutionary and Civil War history, World War II history, politics, anthropology,
and Classic Literature. She enjoys restoring antiques, learning about other cultures, gardening, traveling, fashion, decorating and
cooking, is an expert genealogist, and studies art on a daily basis.
The irony that someone named after the mythical goddess of love and one of the most famous works of art in the world would
become an artist is touchingly prophetic. Few can say they have accomplished as much as she has in an entire lifetime. As
Venus's career as an artist continues to flourish with new works continually underway, her talents as an artist and humanitarian
prove to be of prolonged interest as to what she will do next and how she will impact our world.
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