Vanessa’s practice has gone from predominantly painting for many years to focusing on her love for construction and the 3-dimensional form.
Using wire and pliers, the physical process of building up and holding a form as it comes to life is what really draws Vanessa to create sculptures based on wildlife and the human figure.
These sculptures have been commissioned both privately as well as for large scale public art commissions. Although sculptures are the starting point, two-dimensional work is still very much a part of her process. Once completed, playing with light and shadow, these sculptures go on to influence drawings and paintings on to a variety of surfaces.
A continuous curiosity for experimenting with a variety of materials, such as resin, plaster and concrete, the play element is a huge part of the way Vanessa works, with the process being just as exciting as the final piece. One work can evolve into a whole series of works, which as the maker, keeps the whole practice exciting and open ended.