Kāpiti Arts Trail: Listing 11
Artistic mediums: Painting, drawing
Inspired by the abundant bird life found living on Kāpiti's rivers, reserves, and lagoons, Vanessa creates realistic paintings of native birds in their natural environment in acrylic, watercolour, and ink.
Although she bases her images on photos to give realism to her artwork, she also allows her own interpretation, producing a bold contemporary edge. The Waikanae Estuary and Ngā Manu Nature Reserve provide much inspiration for her preferred subject matter.
Self-taught, Vanessa has been practising her art for 20 years, and her contemporary artworks also appear on art cards, print blocks, and a small stationery range.
Payment options available: cash, online banking