Hello! I'm Ness, welcome to my site. Currently based in my hometown just outside of Bath, I am working on various exciting projects. I specialise in Children's Book Illustration, and I particularly like focusing on difficult and challenging themes within my own personal work, particularly seen within the Scarlet Red series.
Having graduated with a BA in Illustration at Falmouth University in 2020; I have become an In-House Designer at the greetings card company Poet and Painter Ltd., whilst working on setting up my own business. It has also been a pleasure to work with different clients for a diverse range of commissions, including SABGE Publishing Ltd.
If you would like to find out more or get in touch with a commission please contact me here!
"I have know and worked with Vanessa for a number of years now and found her to be the consummate professional when it comes to illustration. Her drawings and illustrations bring to life the text I send her, and she adds quirky and relevant humour and sometimes emotion to the stories told. It is always exciting to receive her visualised interpretations of a story line or theme, and to work with her on these projects is and has been an absolute pleasure."
— Sean Watermeyer, Writer & Author
"Ness is a joy to work with creatively, professionally and personally. She listens carefully to the brief and responds with creativity, intelligence and humour to bring some real magic. Her open mind and expansive skill set means she can pull on a variety of approaches to bring the absolute best out of any concept."
— Lucy Creed, Poet & Painter Ltd.