I am an artist and illustrator from Southampton in the UK. I create drawings, paintings and geometric patterns from the natural world around me.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember. At an early age I did a course in archaeological illustration which was a good grounding in doing very precise accurate drawings and although I didn’t go on to a career in this field I have found it a very useful skill to be able to recreate objects precisely.
At university I painted jackets and even a guitar and made doodles all over my notes. Even now most pieces of paper near me have some form of drawing on them and this is often where I first get ideas for bigger pieces.
With help from my friends at The Art House in Southampton I’ve been lucky enough to feature in a number of their exhibitions. I have also had a piece in the Dr Who exhibition at The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.
If you are interested in supporting me further, you can join me on my Patreon journey at https://www.patreon.com/vanella
A selection of my work is also available to buy on my Redbubble page.
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