Vanessa comes from a family with a longstanding artistic tradition. She graduated from Winchester School of Art with First Class Honours in 1993 and worked for ten years in printed textile design, selling to worldwide markets whilst also supplying galleries with her paintings.
After settling with her husband and family in her native West Dorset she committed to painting full time from her garden studio. Here she works towards art fairs and exhibitions with her UK galleries.
Her work has been used for a number of illustration projects including House and Gardens magazine, Highgrove Estate, Farrow & Ball and representation from Bridgeman Library image licensing.