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My name is Vanessa Brassey

I am a figurative painter working in acrylic inks and oils on canvas, glass and metal. I aim to depict my local world in a way that resists simple naturalism. Beguiling the viewer with landscapes and portraits that resonate with emotional complexity and possibility. 


Recent paintings completed while studying contemporary portraiture at The Art Academy London, have been recognised in the finals of Women in Art (2023), British Contemporary Art (2024), long listed for The Royal Institute of Watercolour (2022), and the Jackson Painting Prize (2022), and exhibited in ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries (2023). I often exhibit around Hampstead Heath.

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