Vanessa Ashcroft is a professional artist and gallerist who runs ART GALLERY on Darling in Balmain and has just opened a Central Coast sister gallery in Ettalong - ART GALLERY on Ocean View.
Vanessa was represented by Harris Courtin Gallery in Paddington and has over 15 years of experience teaching and running workshops. Her work is in many collectors homes and corporate collections. She has been the judge of the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society and finalist in major prizes including the Paddington Art Prize, Norville Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize to name a few and is an invited artist each year to the Packsaddle in Armidale. Her work was in South Korea on an invited artist exhibition with Prestigious artists Ben Quilty, Wendy Sharpe and Sam Leach in 2011.
Working with mixed media en plein air in her studio on the Hawkesbury River Village of Patonga, Vanessa finds a balance with her art practice and running the business of the two galleries.