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Vanessa Gardiner

Born: 1960

Vanessa  Gardiner

As a landscape painter Vanessa Gardiner is captivated both by the beauty of the places on which her work is based and by the processes involved during the making of the pictures. In a sense they go hand-in-hand: the immediacy of drawing directly from the seemingly haphazard natural subject matter, with the careful selection and ordering of the compositions back in the studio.

Concentrating on the singular coastlines around Cornwall, Ireland and more recently Greece, Gardiner have become increasingly aware of the connecting elements found within these landscapes. A bursary awarded by the British School at Athens in 2009 to enhance her work from Greece has focused my interest in the geometry of architecture and its relationship with both the landscape and the visual language she uses within her work.

 


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