Vanessa Bamkin

Living in North Cumbria for most of my life, I have always been a creator of things. In fact, I am rather obsessive and cannot rest easy unless I am observing, painting, drawing or sculpting something. The older I have got, the more I am drawn to bold bright colours, movement and the stories which can be seen within my work. Although I work in many media, my current passion, and one which I developed as a teenager, is watercolour. Many years ago, I had commissions from farming friends to paint their prize animals and watercolour was always my “go to”. I lay the colour down, building it up in layers to create a depth and intensity. Nowadays I have the pleasure of observing my grandchildren playing and deriving delight from the simplest things. and the pets and wildlife around me. This, combined with my imagination makes endless composition possibilities.


I welcome commissions. Please e mail