Drawings in pencil and acrylic
17 July – 11 September 2021
Meet the Artist Afternoons: Saturday 24 July 2-4pm Michael Fairclough, Alex Lowery and Vanessa Gardiner
Vanessa Gardiner’s drawings and acrylics on paper are shown below. They are all presented beautifully framed. The sizes shown are the image size. Please contact us on +44 (0)1308 459511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
Please contact Sladers Yard on t: 01308 459511 or e: email@example.com with any enquiries about Vanessa Gardiner’s work. We are happy to ship artworks.
One of the secrets to Vanessa Gardiner’s work is how true she stays to the observed landscape of the dramatic Cornish cliffs that inspire her. Whether in paint or pencil, she works in a dynamic geometric style enlivened with lyrical curving lines of hills and pathways. Multiple visits to her chosen locations are recorded in wonderfully accomplished drawings which she makes there and then and uses to inform her paintings back in the studio. Almost like a sculptor, Vanessa Gardiner seems to be feeling and resolving the structures of her subject matter in her drawings. Like all her work, they explore what is known and felt when experiencing the raw beauty of a particular place.
Vanessa Gardiner is a well-established painter who has been working as a professional artist for many years. She trained at Oxford Polytechnic and the Central School of Art and Design in London. Her work is in private collections around the world and in public collections including Exeter Hospital, Bournemouth University Collection, Carlow Collection Ireland, the Archive of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Co. Mayo, Cowley Manor, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Fidelity International, New Hall Cambridge, Magdalen College Oxford, the British Academy London and the British School in Athens. She lives in Charmouth, Dorset, with the painter Alex Lowery. They have a daughter, Jessie.