I am an artist and illustrator from Southampton in the UK. I create drawings, paintings and geometric patterns from photographs of the natural world and things from the world around me. check out my portfolio and you can buy your own piece, if you don’t see what you would like I welcome commissions just send me a message and we can discuss what you would like.

This year I joined Patreon and if you are interested in supporting me further, you can do do so on my page Vanella is Creating Art

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  • Joined: June 2008


Purple Monkey Found Art

I have got myself involved in some art as far outside my normal working I’ve almost come back round. I am working with another artist to create a found art piece. We decided to use abandoned toys to create something. / On my way into work on Friday I found the body of a broken purple monkey toy and some other toys. To find out more about this odd collection, check out this post on my Patreo…
Posted 6 months – Leave a comment

National Exhibition

I have been busy since last posting here, I have a picture in a National Exhibition. I’m really happy and rather surprised. I saw an invite from the National Media Museum asking for contributions to its Dr Who 50th anniversary show. So having created this picture loosely based on the Ood from the show I thought why not and sent them a speculative email. / I wasn’t really expecting an email back …
Posted over 5 years – Leave a comment


I take a lot of photos not all of them are Redbubble quality, but I’m rather proud of the ones I added today. They were taken on the beach at Westward Ho! in Devon in the UK when we went to make a sandcastle. The sandcastle wasn’t very good but it was raining.
Posted almost 6 years – Leave a comment

Unknown Picture can anyone help

I have been given a picture. It was found in the toilets at work and after a process of giving it to the front desk and our art collection in case it belonged to them I have been given it back. / The only problem is I have no idea who it is by, so does anyone out there know who the artist is. I really want to know. / Picture / the signature is a bit dark / Sig / and there is a red stamped mark on…
Posted over 8 years – Leave a comment

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