Vanessa Stewart

Vanessa Stewart

 

 

Vanessa’s practice is rooted in drawing exploring formal elements of line, colour and texture, using a wide range of media and scales. Her visual language is best described as expressive and organic.

 

Her compositions are often reinterpreted through digital techniques. The resulting compositions are richly layered, deliberately ambiguous and resonant of natural processes.  Her aim is to create joyful imagery that explores and celebrates our fascinating and curious world, whilst prompting   the viewer to wonder & speculate.

Vanessa has an ongoing project of mark making made during live jazz gigs, where the immediacy of rhythm and timbre are captured in gestural auto-responses to the rich tonal landscape.  An aspiration is to have the results reinterpreted as graphic scores.

Vanessa’s background is an educator: people are just as much her material as pencil or pixel.  She aims to stimulate creative confidence by encouraging each participant to have a go in the workshops she runs from her studio in Lindley.