Vanessa Stockard

“Perfect petals and stems have little personality and often no perfume at all” – Vanessa Stockard.

Vanessa Stockard is a master at transforming the familiarities of everyday life into whimsical adventures. Her paintings are infused with the poetry of everyday events – her two year old daughter and the joy she brings, domestic creatures reinvented with bazaar anthropomorphic attributes. Amusing and sweet, awkward and potentially dangerous, Vanessa captures the unique and the sometimes abstract but she also captures the interesting and beautiful connection between things. She breathes life into the delicate quiet moments that tend to get overlooked.

The weird and wonderful world of Vanessa Stockard is rich with emotion and colour, She picks her colours as if plucking blooms from a garden. Her memories are a major inspiration for her work along with the experiences of a slower more intimate country life. She will capture your very heartbeat and hand it to you on a glimmering silver platter.

Vanessa was born in 1975 in Sydney. She spent her formative years in a small country town in the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales. At 12 she returned to Sydney as a boarder at Abbotsleigh. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts (COFA) Sydney in 1998 with a BFA, she exhibited locally and internationally. Her prizes include: 2015 – Highly Commended – 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize for Painting. 2014 – Finalist – Caldera Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery/Caldera Art Gallery, Murwillumbah. 2010 – Winner – Stanthorpe Art prize. Vanessa was an Archibald finalist in 2017 & 2018. On both occasions her entries have been self portraits. This year (2019) she became an Archibald finalist for the third year in a row with a portrait of fellow artist McLean Edwards. In 2019 Vanessa has a number of solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Hong Kong, LA & New York, proving she is extremely well collected, with prices still very affordable!

Artwork

  • Vanessa Stockard – Glided
  • Vanessa Stockard – Great Idea Derek
  • Vanessa Stockard – Trying to make friends outside the ladies
  • Vanessa Stockard – Isolation Tank
  • Vanessa Stockard – Obvious Situation
  • Vanessa Stockard – Plan Monday
  • Vanessa Stockard – Struggling to find Interest
  • Vanessa Stockard – Tinder Weekend
  • Vanessa Stockard – Underground
  • Vanessa Stockard – Using the Protective Bubble
  • Vanessa Stockard – Vodka Cape Inspiration
  • anessa Stockard – Body Fit
  • Vanessa Stockard – Careful who you sleep with
  • Vanessa Stockard – Concealing Identity
  • Vanessa Stockard – First Sight Water Queen
  • Vanessa Stockard – Look Five Fingers
  • Vanessa Stockard – The Escape
  • Vanessa Stockard – Aiming High
  • Vanessa Stockard – Don’t Look
  • Vanessa Stockard – Bottle Flowers IIII
  • Vanessa Stockard – Vase Flowers I
  • Vanessa Stockard – Vase Flowers II
  • Vanessa Stockard – Obedience School – Griffon Bruxellois
  • Vanessa Stockard – Disobedience in Old Enough
  • Vanessa Stockard – Candy Stripped Kevin
  • Vanessa Stockard – Disobedience with Ears
  • Vanessa Stockard – Obedience School – French Bulldog
  • Vanessa Stockard – Obedience School – Pomeranian
  • Vanessa Stockard – Spagetti
  • Vanessa Stockard – Pink & yellow roses
  • Vanessa Stockard – The Stable of Stars
  • Vanessa Stockard – Kevin is a unicorn (he is struggling with the vibe)
  • Vanessa Stockard – All I want to do is ride side saddle
  • Vanessa Stockard – The caged kitten
  • Vanessa Stockard – Origin of Satan
  • Vanessa Stockard – Christopher: remember how I was telling you if it looks too good to be true… it probably is?
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb Medieval Cat (artist unknown)
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘Allegory of Charity’ Francisco de Zurbaran
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘Death and the Maiden’ George Clark Stanton
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘Vampire’ Edvard Munch
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘The day after’ Edvard Munch
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb baby Mona Lisa
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb Henri Fantin-Latour
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘Woman with a parrot’ Eugene Delacroix
  • Vanessa Stockard – K-bomb ‘The young girl and Death’ Marianne Stokes
  • Vanessa Stockard – Beginning the journey
  • Vanessa Stockard – Alice meets the rabbit mushroom
  • Vanessa Stockard – A flamingo for croquet
  • Vanessa Stockard – Nothing like a forced cuddle
  • Vanessa Stockard – Sleepy time potion – drink me
  • Vanessa Stockard – Discussions with the Dodo
  • Vanessa Stockard – Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go
  • Vanessa Stockard – Coke, Derek’s inherited cockatoo was not a good influence. He was like that one friend…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek got lost in a national park for 3 days. When he found his bearings, he desperately…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek found himself in a truly awful bathroom without knowing how or when he’d arrived. Shivering with shock, Derek recalled his grandma’s…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Bathrooms were dangerous for a myriad of reasons. Slippery, hard surfaces… the need to…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek had all the qualifications for this job, yet for some reason he…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek had a sore foot and his nightly strolls were becoming…
  • Vanessa Stockard – One thing Derek noticed lately… is that people with good hair were…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek decided he wasn’t depressed and stopped looking for a new home
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek noted it was prudent to piss in the same direction as the wind
  • Vanessa Stockard – It wasn’t the moon, it wasn’t the atmosphere either. Derek felt the bath…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek tried to be kind and a little less judgmental about one of the…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Sure, he wasn’t against selfcare but the unwarranted advice to picnic at the…
  • Vanessa Stockard – It was so outlandish and yet he felt dread every time he…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Feeling a little chilly in the Murchinson’s loft, Derek seriously considered the bed
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek was one of those guys, you never knew if he was…
  • Vanessa Stockard – Derek thought he’d made a move, and agreed with KEVIN!! It probably wouldn’t be a big one
  • Vanessa Stockard – After Goya (feat Will Smith) We know how that went down
  • Vanessa Stockard – On the precipice of making a decision… or not making a decision, for not making a decision is still making a decision
  • Vanessa Stockard – Shrimp Shred
  • Vanessa Stockard – Short back and sides
  • Vanessa Stockard – Bathtime Blues
  • Vanessa Stockard – Velvet Slide
  • Vanessa Stockard – Lavender sponge
  • Vanessa Stockard – Cakes and Ladders
  • Vanessa Stockard – Barcode naps through the chaos
  • Vanessa Stockard – A little man on a large lounge
  • Vanessa Stockard – Lime juicing
  • Vanessa Stockard – Think I’ll use the other bathroom
  • Vanessa Stockard – Nth degree bed
  • Vanessa Stockard – The cranks (grandpa’s chair)
  • Vanessa Stockard – Too much hot water
  • Vanessa Stockard – Dreamscape
  • Vanessa Stockard – Long distance relationship
  • Vanessa Stockard – Innocence