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About Nes

The Process

My creative process includes drawing from the natural world.  My passion for snowboarding has shaped my life. Visual and spiritual epiphanies often occur when I find myself immersed in the powerful realm of nature. These inspiring moments are also ignited in moments of high intensity while connecting to the natural environment through a board or bike.

My creative inspiration is alive when I become miniature amongst a cathedral of majestic mountain peaks or through the feeling of surfing snow through the magic of mossy, old growth trees.

My painting style has formed organically from living between mountains and experiencing this life-spiration. It is a distinct style that can be seen emerging from other mountain and surf communities. At this time, this is an un-named genre. I refer to it as “Mountain-Style”.


Vanessa on the top of Mt. Currie Pemberton, BC

Artist Statement

Art imitates life. Life imitates art.
The purest art speaks from the heart.
Art is a reflection of our lives filtered through the soul.
My life is heavily influenced by living next to nature.
Life lived in the Mountains with a love of family, friends, animals and mountain sports.
I've recently been intrigued by the circadian rhythms of life and the connection between all things. I've been exploring this in a recent series.
My work is created with an organic nature, constantly evolving, as all things do as we travel through experiences and become wiser beings.
There is no wrong art. Art is beautiful.
Life is art.

A little more...

Vanessa's extensive client list includes: Volcom Snow, Whistler Blackcomb, Mountain Sledder Magazine as well as Prior Skis and Snowboards.
Member of both Whistler and Pemberton Arts Councils.
You will also see frequent donations from Vanessa to local charities and events.