Born in Surrey in 1951, Vanessa studied Art and Mathematics at school, later achieving a degree in Mathematics before pursuing a career in teaching.
In 1986 she was introduced to scultpure and it was to become her passion. Following an Art course at North /Devon College, Vanessa left teaching behind her and concentrated on developing her skills as a sculptress.
Figurative pieces have become her abiding interest. Working in her studio at her Devon home, she makes extensive studies of her subjects before working first in clay and completing each work in either bronze resin or as cast bronze.
Vanessa lives in Devon with her husband. She has received numerous awards for her work and has exhibited extensively.