Ross-on-Wye artist displays her paintings

By Richard Whitehouse   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 7:00 am
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Vanessa Rhead

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Vanessa Rhead, who lives in Ross-on-Wye and is originally from Birmingham, was drawing and making things even before nursery.

Vanessa told the Ross Gazette: “I love to draw especially amazing old buildings thanks to a childhood spent being dragged from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and visiting every castle/stately home in between - thanks Dad.

“Every time I leave the house I seem to fill my camera with more photos of buildings, some of which may even make it onto my drawing board one day. My love of collecting new buildings is the main reason I don’t drive; my husband says I have A.D.O.S (Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny!)”

Vanessa said this gallery shows a collection of buildings she sees on regular journeys around Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire.

She said:?“I could have done many more but these are just a few of my favourites. They are done using acrylic in thin washes like you would use watercolour paints, but unlike watercolours I can build up layers without disturbing the previous ones.

“Every piece I work on is my favourite, until I start the next, then I get to fall in love all over again. I hope you find a piece that you fall in love with even if it’s only a brief affair.”

Vanessa’s paintings will be displayed on the first floor of The Market House, until September 1st. Admission is free and everyone is welcome, between 10am and 4pm daily.See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.

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