Vanessa is a London-based artist, having moved down from Manchester six years ago. She was originally born in Mexico, and was raised there for five years by her mother, a professional ceramic artist, whilst her father traveled for work. An artistic eye was in-built at a very early age as she sat and painted with her mother from the age of three. This, together with the bold, bright colours of Mexico have inspired most of her work today.
Vanessa pursued her artistic interests through school, art college and university and now is an Art Director in Advertising. She has been painting along side her Art Directing job for the past seven years, and her main ambition is for her art to be known and recognised one day. She tries to incorporate her artistic influence in her Art Direction, but whilst her work helps sell the product, is pleasing to the eye and has occasionally won an awards, there are still has many constraints, and the result is rarely organic. These paintings are her outlet of pure creative freedom. And she enjoys this very much.
Her influences are mainly from Mexican art, Pop art and various illustrators such as Andrew Holder. It is the simplicity and balance of bold colours that inspires her pieces.
She uses a combination of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to plan out a lot of her pieces- choosing shapes and colours. Once the foundation is created, it is translated on to paper or canvas, and ...