Quercus is delighted to be showcasing new works on paper by Bradford-on-Avon based artist Vanessa Coles.  These small but intense painted collages are often made on vintage graph paper, where glimpses of the grid structure abut the saturated blocks of colour.  These works have a relaxed and lyrical feel, some with abstract landscape references but all with a distilled balance of forms and colours typical of Vanessa’s eye for design harmony.

Vanessa Coles is a designer-maker with a multidisciplinary design background. Her work has a strong focus on aesthetic value through simplicity, purity of geometry, pattern and colour, together with a sense of fun and playfulness.

My work explores line, form and function combining craft and advances in technology and the joining of simple materials and techniques. I create work that has integrity, meaning and above all will stand the test of time.

Vanessa lives in Bradford-on-Avon and teaches 3D Design and Graphic Design at Stroud School of Art, South Gloucester & Stroud College.