Vanessa B.

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

I studied art, life drawing and painting, photography and interior design at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Annecy from 1992 to 1994, and also took private painting classes. I then went on to Grenoble where I graduated in 1999 with a MA in Art History.

I taught art in college and high school and decided to move to London in 2001 to improve my art and English skills. From 2005 to 2007 I attended the London College of Communication and graduated with an FdA in Visual Display & Design. I went on to work on different art projects: including design proposals for window displays, events and exhibitions, as well as set design and production. I also won private and public commissions for murals and canvases.

I took part in group exhibitions as well as a solo exhibition in 2009, at the Paul McPherson Gallery, in London. My most recent paintings are available to view (by appointment only) in my studio in Annecy.

In 2012, I made the decision to move back to France. It was not easy, as I had been contacted by the BBC about making a short documentary on my work. However, after careful consideration, I decided to return home instead, to open my own art studio and share my passion with people.

That dream came true in September 2014! Here I am!

I look forward to meeting you...

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

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATION

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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