Left Image: Blue Deep (30″ x 40″) $750
Image Description: An abstract painting meant to resemble the shoreline: dark blue gradually fading to white. Texture was created using heaving amounts of paint and glue.
Middle Image: Curacao (30″ x 36″) $650
Image Description: A vibrant abstract painting featuring green, yellow and white. Dribbles of dark yellow resin is layered on top.
Right Image: The Falling Face (30″ x 60″) $850
Image Description:A bright, multi-coloured abstract painting featuring primarily a mix of red, blue, yellow, green and orange. Texture was created with recycled materials that feel like wrinkled paper and hard bubbles.
In 2006 Vanessa sustained a traumatic brain injury in a freak accident.
While waiting at a stoplight an overloaded dump truck sped by her car. A boulder fell to the ground, broke apart, and a fragment flew in her open car window striking her in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Rehabilitation was a long process and ended with Vanessa being unable to return to the workforce.
Vanessa began painting to express emotion and found it allowed her to focus her attention, relax and get lost in the colour and texture of oil paint. She now creates her abstract paintings on large canvases using a mixed medium.
At this point in her career Vanessa has been featured on CBC London radio and in Curve Magazine. Her artwork has made appearances in various editions of Our Homes Magazine and hangs on the walls of Western’s Interdisciplinary Research Building in London.
It also can be seen in several commercials, movies and TV shows, such as The Rick Mercer Show.