Born in Israel 1982, Vanessa studied painting and sculpture for three years at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. Now she lives and works in London focusing mainly on commissions and working towards exhibitions. She makes work from life on many subjects in different mediums: figurative portraits and conversation pieces, nudes, landscapes in oil, bronze and plaster sculptures, works on paper in charcoal, pen, ink.
The training in the ‘sight-size’ technique learnt in Italy has served as a foundation to build her own approach which has given way to a much more flexible style and application. She spent time painting and sculpting abroad in Europe, Africa and South America, also a three month long sculpture apprenticeship with the South African sculptor Dylan Lewis in Stellenbosch.
Today she is working in her studio, London SW10, where she takes commissions and works on an upcoming exhibitions.
Most recently a solo show ‘And Is it True? It is Not True’ at Rook and Raven Gallery which reveals a new direction in her work. The exhibition is a culmination of over two years work . The storytelling paintings reflect on the moral ambiguity and conflict found in children’s literature and how their narratives express timeless truths of human nature.
London Art Fair 2008 with Aretha Campbell Fine Art
too see a full exhibition catalogue go to http://www.arethacampbellfineart.com/image/othersideofgreen/other_side_of_green.pdf