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Vanessa Bowman


Vanessa Bowman graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1993 with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textile Design. During her time there she won the Eileen Bendall and the Sanderson prizes for drawing, and the Daler Rowney Young Artist award (for pastels exhibited in the Mall Galleries), two years running.

Each of Vanessa’s still lifes observes the simple beauty of everyday objects – a moment captured in time. A vase of garden flowers, a bowl of lemons (their acid yellow placed against the deep magenta plum), a striped shell – each is placed deliberately within the framework of the painting combining muted subtle colour with jewel-like accents.

Similarly her landscapes observe the pattern and texture of the countryside around her home. She paints features left by the working of the land, punctuated by seasonal land marks, such as skeletons of trees in winter or hedgerow flowers in summer. Detailed foregrounds of vibrantly coloured berries or hips, delicate snowdrops or cow parsley lead the eye into an intimate portrait of the Dorset landscape.

Recent Exhibitions

Little Picture Show 2021

20/11/2021 White Space Art

Spring Collection 2021

14/03/2021 White Space Art

Little Picture Show 2020

21/11/2020 White Space Art

Summer 2020

11/07/2020 White Space Art

Easter exhibition

01/04/2020 White Space Art

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Stand D8

12/03/2020 White Space Art

Little Picture Show 2019

30/11/2019 White Space Art

Summer 2019

27/07/2019 White Space Art

The Little Picture Show

24/11/2018 White Space Art

Still Life & Sea Views

13/10/2018 White Space Art

Summer Exhibition

28/07/2018 White Space Art

Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair

27/04/2018 White Space Art

Winter 2017

25/11/2017 White Space Art

Summer Exhibition 2017

22/07/2017 White Space Art

Winter Exhibition 2016

19/11/2016 White Space Art

Vanessa Bowman