Vanessa Harrington has a passion for the natural world. Her lifelong curiosity and quest for knowledge of flora and fauna deeply influence her artistic pursuits.
As an environmental educator working and living in the rainforest near Jamberoo, NSW for over 18 years, Vanessa has developed meaningful interactions with nature. The rainforest is a constant source of inspiration. Sharing her knowledge of this special ecosystem is important in encouraging others to seek out and re-establish their connection to nature.
Her body of work includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, weaving, illustration, and transient installations of found natural objects.
Subtle observations of nature are integrated into her imagination and creativity. Vanessa’s work demonstrates the complexity found in nature and through exploration and the experimentation of perspectives, materials and techniques, invites you to examine a deeper understanding of nature’s beauty and fragility.