I was born in Vancouver, grew up in a suburb of the city and studied biology at Langara College and the University of British Columbia. Since then, I’ve worked in biology labs and botanical gardens in British Columbia, South Africa and Germany. Unfortunately, lately I haven’t had much time to paint because my little son just won’t allow it! However, he has just started kindergarten and my painting days are looking brighter.

I am a self-taught artist and began painting botanical watercolours in 2004. Although my main interest is watercolour, I also work in graphite, charcoal and coloured pencil.

In April 2005, I had my first exhibit at the Botanical Garden Potsdam, Germany. Shortly thereafter, I was commissioned to illustrate new interpretive signage for this garden.

I lived a number of years in South Africa and spent many of my weekends meandering the mountain and coastal trails of two of South Africa’s botanical paradises-the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape; much of my inspiration to paint South African flora arose from these weekend get-away explorations. Currently, I am living in Germany.

I am a member of BotanicalArtists.com, Botanical Artistry, the American Society of Botanical Artists and a supporter of E-Flora BC – an electronic atlas of the plants of British Columbia, Canada.

To view more of my work or you are interested in purchasing any of my Limited Edition (x/75) prints or original paintings then visit my website at www.vanessapasqualetto.com.

  • Joined: June 2011
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