April 2015 – Beneath the Sand

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned how I would like to expand my portfolio to include the beauty of the island I call home. 

For the most part I have not spent much time painting the beauty around me, honestly because I felt my work would look like every other local artist. But I think I have found a way in which to keep my style of painting and explore the gorgeous options that surround me daily especially the landscapes.

I have so many ideas noted down in my journal. If only I could paint full time all day everyday. Oh and have someone magically pay all of my bills during that process… if only. LOL ok but as I was saying, I have quite a few projects planned for this year. You will begin to see the works in my portfolio expand to include a new section called “Bermuda My Island Home“.

Below are two pieces I recently added from my shell series. The paintings are framed in groups of three to create a lovely vertical hanging series. They look amazing in person and I’d be more than happy to offer a private viewing of them or any other works if you wish.

Washed Away

© 2015 Vanessa Turner
HIDDEN TREASURE (TRIO)
pastel on various papers
24 x 12 inches

I love the balance of simplicity and detail with shells. I think every child at some point finds them to be very fascinating, like little hidden treasures. Nature has a wonderful way of showing off its capabilities.

Hidden Treasure

© 2015 Vanessa Turner
WASHED AWAY (TRIO)
pastel on various papers
24 x 12 inches