Vanessa B.

I was born in Annecy in 1974 and consider myself selt-taught in drawing.

From 1992 to 1994 I studied art, life drawing, painting, photography and interior design both at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Annecy and privately. I went on to study an MA in Art History at Grenoble, graduating in 1999.

I then taught art at college and high school for a brief time before relocating to London in 2001, aiming to develop my art and at the same time improve my English skills.

In 2005 I attended the London College of Communication, graduating in 2007 with an FdA in Visual Display & Design. For the next five years, I worked on a variety of art projects in London / the UK, including designs for window displays, events and exhibitions, design and production of theatre sets, and completing a number of murals and canvases for private and public commissions.

At the same time I participated in group exhibitions as well as a solo exhibition at the Paul McPherson Gallery, in 2009. My work continued to develop, and in 2012, I was contacted by the BBC with a view to making a short documentary about the work.  Whilst this was an exciting prospect, it conflicted with my long-standing dream of returning to France to open my own art studio. After much deliberation, I decided to decline their kind offer and return home as planned.

In September 2014, my dream finally came true. I opened my studio, and here I am, looking forward to sharing my passion with all of you!

My most recent paintings are available to view on this website and at the studio (by appointment only).

ART EDUCATION:
2007         FdA Display & Design, School of Marketing
                     London College of Communication, London

2006         ABC Award in Merchandising and Fashion Display
                     London College of Communication, London

1999         BA History of Arts (option Contemporary Art)
                     Université P. Mendes-France, Grenoble

1994         Interior Design certificate (2 years)
                     School of Art, Annecy

OTHER:
2012         Master Painting course by Benjamin Senior,
                     Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

1996-98    Côté Soleil (art studio), Annecy

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATIONS

2013 :

Original painting on canvas as backdrop for ‘Diplomatie’, a play by Thierry Mousseau - Annecy

2012 :

Set design and realisation for ‘Enchanted April’ (play), The Alexandra PlayersLondon

2009 :

Original murals for The Pointer School, Greenwich – London

2008 :

Original mural for Sun Ya restaurant, Greenwich – London

2007 :

Creation of an outdoor mural, Lambeth Arts Trail – London

2007 :

Conception and creation of a window display for St John’s Ambulance – London

2007 :

Conception and creation of a set for Jill Kemp's music tour. Jill is ‘one of the top recorder players in the world’ - London

2007 :

Design proposals for window displays, events and exhibitions, PLANarama agency London

2006 :

Design proposals for events and props making, Core Creative agencyLondon

2005 :

Christmas window display and merchandising, Carluccio’s restaurant London

PRESS

2018 : Pratique des Arts n.143
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2014 : L'Essor Savoyard
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2007 : Insight
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