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Vanessa Rhead

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Artwork for Vanessa Rhead

Cabot's Tower, Bristol

Llanthony Priory, Monmouthshire

Hand painted ceramic heart baubles

Song Thrush with cherry blossoms


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Painfully precise.
My art teachers where always going on about loosening up and art being about feeling, well I felt they were wrong. I see a world full of details, a million hands all playing their part in moulding the world we see around us today, I see every brick, every stone and every cracked pane of glass. I paint everything I see, building are a tangible connection to our past and should be revered as the products of our ancestors. I honour their labour with my own.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I allow people see buildings through fresh eyes and they get to fall in love with them all over again.
I'm a maker of visual records, every brick, every pain of glass and carved piece of wood was the product of someone else's hands, their labour, skill and very survival is in the fabric of the greatest building ever made on this earth, we are the guardians of these buildings and the product of their labour.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I've been called many things, but I call myself Vanessa Rhead.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Bird painting classes held at Labels Ross on Wye throughout the year, please contact Vanessa or follow on Facebook and Instagram for dates and availability.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I had formal Art training at Bournville Art school and other midland institutes of higher education.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I have had exhibitions at The Garron Centre, Llangarron. The Court Cupboard, Abergavenny. The Secret Gallery, Newent. Taurus Crafts, Gloucestershire and St Mary's, Ross on Wye. Currently at Labels Ross on Wye.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

My cards of Ross on Wye are Available from Field Fayre Organic Shop, Ross on Wye.
I currently have an exhibition at Art Space, the brand new art gallery situated on the first floor of Labels Ross on Wye.

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