VANESSA BOWMAN


Back to the Cottage- Springtime
Oil on Board  12 x 14 inches

£ 1,200


Spring Dog Walk

Oil on Card  10 x 12 inches

£  850


African Violets & Tangerines

Oil on Card  10 x 12 inches

£  850


Spring Flowers
Oil on Board  14 x 16 inches

£  1,500


Winter in Dorset

Oil on Card  10 x 12 inches

£  850

Pansies & Figs

Oil on Card  16 x 18 inches

£  1,800   

    

Rosehips & Pomegranate

Oil on Card  10 x 12 inches

£   850 SOLD

 Hare & Churchgoers

Oil on Card  14 x 16 inches

£  1,500 

Planting Summer Bulbs

Oil on Card  12 x 14 inches

£  1,200


Poppies & Corn

Oil on Board  10 x 12 inches

£  850  SOLD




 





Vanessa 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.

“Vanessa Bowman’s still life paintings are not unlike the work of Mary Fedden, with her cool palette bringing a contemporary edge to the work.”
RWA Press Release

“Her muted palette and beautifully detailed still lifes are distinctively hers. She has a wonderful eye for colour.”
Art of England Magazine feature

“That placing of exhilirating, singing colour is no piece of whimsy..
it is because of the aesthetic rigour Vanessa brings, not just to her
still life, but to her landscapes as well.”
Dorset Magazine feature