Vanessa’s practice is rooted in exploring formal elements in a variety of water-based mixed media. Her visual language is expressive and organic often digitally reinterpreted. The resulting compositions are richly layered, deliberately ambiguous and resonant of natural processes. Vanessa has been an visual arts educator for many years. She still runs workshops and community interventions as opportunities present. Notions of health and wellbeing are important themes. Vanessa often works in collaboration with community participants, with their permission, melding their unique outcomes with her own embellishments.