The Beautifully Human Collection consists of pastel figure and portrait paintings. When I’m painting, each piece of artwork goes through numerous stages as it is built up in layers. Each layer has a different purpose and presents new challenges and struggles. At these stages I constantly remind myself not to feel defeated or give up. Instead, I press on through the difficulty to reveal the end product, a beautiful painting which would not have come to be without the underlying struggle. The process is interestingly reflective of life’s journeys. 

– Vanessa Turner