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Hydranngea with purple

Vanessa Newell
Laurieton, Nsw, Australia

About the Artist

Vanessa is a visual artist living and working in Australia. Her first career was as a landscape architect, urban designer and horticulturalist, but her love of art continued through these professional years and finally led her to a full time painting practice. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Culture and making work everyday.

Vanessa’s interests are wide ranging and therefore her art covers a variety of subject matter, however the experience gained from working in landscape and urban design gave her an affection for suburban details, particularly thos…

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About the Artist

Vanessa is a visual artist living and working in Australia. Her first career was as a landscape architect, urban designer and horticulturalist, but her love of art continued through these professional years and finally led her to a full time painting practice. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Culture and making work everyday.

Vanessa’s interests are wide ranging and therefore her art covers a variety of subject matter, however the experience gained from working in landscape and urban design gave her an affection for suburban details, particularly those unspoiled from the time and places of her childhood. There is an element of nostalgia in the streets, buildings and gardens depicted in these works and Vanessa hopes they also resonate with others by recalling a time when life was less complicated.

Painting in a flattened graphic style, Vanessa aims to build strong compositions which play with shape, colour, pattern, and the effects of light. She has won numerous awards for her work and has held several solo exhibitions. Vanessa’s paintings have been purchased by collectors both in Australia and overseas.

Artist’s Work

Abstract Art
Abstract paint 2
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Abstract paint 2

By Vanessa Newell

Abstract paint 1
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Abstract paint 1

By Vanessa Newell

Abstract paint 3
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Abstract paint 3

By Vanessa Newell

Abstract paint 4
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Abstract paint 4

By Vanessa Newell

Abstract paint 5
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Abstract paint 5

By Vanessa Newell

Urban Art
Go with the flow 2
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Go with the flow

By Vanessa Newell

Crescent street 2
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Crescent Street

By Vanessa Newell

Boating 4
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Boating 4

By Vanessa Newell

Boating 1
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Boating 1

By Vanessa Newell

Boating 2
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Boating 2

By Vanessa Newell

Boating 3
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Boating 3

By Vanessa Newell

Floral Art
Sunlit agave
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Sunlit Agave

By Vanessa Newell

Gerberas and geraniums
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Gerberas and geraniums

By Vanessa Newell

Robyns camellia
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Robyn's camellia

By Vanessa Newell

Daylillies and daisies
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Daylillies and daisies

By Vanessa Newell

Hydrangea bud
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Hydrangea bud

By Vanessa Newell

Red zinnias
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Red Zinnias

By Vanessa Newell

Prawn plant
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Prawn Plant

By Vanessa Newell

Hydranngea with purple
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Hydrangea with purple

By Vanessa Newell

Sunlit hydrangea bud
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Sunlit hydrangea bud

By Vanessa Newell

Summer bouquet
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Summer Bouquet

By Vanessa Newell

Pink foliage in sunlight
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Pink foliage in sunlight

By Vanessa Newell

Protea 1
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Protea 1

By Vanessa Newell

Artichoke 1
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Artichoke 1

By Vanessa Newell

Artichoke 2
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Artichoke 2

By Vanessa Newell

Protea 2
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Protea 2

By Vanessa Newell

Waratah
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Waratah

By Vanessa Newell

Still Life Art
Sewing paraphernalia
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Sewing paraphernalia

By Vanessa Newell

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Poets and Artists 10th Anniversary Issue
    2018

Education

  • Barry McCann workshop, 5 day workshop
    Armidale, NSW,2019 
  • Curtin University, Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture, almost completed
    Perth, Western Australia (via online study),2019 
  • Bernard Ollis workshop, 3 day workshop
    Sussex Inlet, NSW,2016