I am an artist and illustrator from Southampton in the UK. I create drawings, paintings and geometric patterns from photographs of the natural world and things from the 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 started to exhibit and I have 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

This year I joined Patreon and if you are interested in supporting me further, you can do do so on my Patreon page  Vanella Mead on Patreon

A selection of my work is also available to buy on my Redbubble page.

You can also follow me on Facebook – Vanella Mead and Instagram  and Twitter @ynys

Copyright notice: All rights reserved. All images on these pages are ©copyright of Vanella Mead and any use of these images in any form without my written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights



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