Born and raised in Durham, Vanessa was always drawing and creating. She wanted to be an artist from a young age. Only thing was she was also good at sports. Vanessa studied Fine art at Loughborough University. Whilst studying she picked up Triathlon ( for fun) which very quickly got serious. She was spotted and picked to be on the GB team for 12 years. She painted alongside her sport; she is finally painting full-time, living in Ramsgate and working in Margate Art School. She is preparing for a show in Margate in October. Her athletic past is clear to see in her large, energetic dreamscapes painted in layers of oil that are a reflection of her internal and external landscape.