Scroll To Top

Vanessa Ali

original . art

Fauna: Gallery of Wildlife Paintings

 

Animals

See also Birds & Nests and Insects. Click on any artwork below for a larger image with title and description. Contact Vanessa for the price of any available piece.

SOLD
Available
Collection of the artist
SOLD
Donated to a fundraiser after the 2019-20 Australian wildfires
SOLD
Available
SOLD
SOLD
Available
Available
SOLD
SOLD

Birds & Nests

See also Animals and Insects. Click on any artwork below for a larger image with title and description. Contact Vanessa for the price of any available piece.

Available
SOLD
Available
Private collection
SOLD
SOLD
Available
Available
SOLD
Available
Collection of the artist
Donated to a fundraiser for Syrian refugees
Available
Collection of the artist
Available
SOLD
SOLD
Collection of the artist

Insects

See also Animals and Birds & Nests. Click on any artwork below for a larger image with title and description. Contact Vanessa for the price of any available piece.

SOLD
Available
Private collection
SOLD

 

Contact Info

I live, love and create in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. If you would like to contact me, here are some options:

Studio: 780.481.4887

Plein Air: 780.940.6284

Send an eMail

 

Follow Me On...

Facebook InstagramTumblr


Newsletter

Use the form below to subscribe to my mailing list. I send announcements a few times a year about upcoming shows and exhibitions and new products. You can unsubscribe at any time.

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )

About the Artist

Vanessa AliVanessa Ali is a full-time artist, dividing her time between creating original paintings and working as a graphic and web site designer. During the 2020 COVID pandemic, Vanessa expanded her role to that of pattern surface designer with her work designing cloth face masks.

From a very early age, Vanessa displayed a love of design and creativity, from drawing and painting and a flair for understanding the impact and influence on us of the spaces where we live and work. Classes in art and design and drafting were always a part of her elective courses throughout her early school years and at high school.

At the University of Alberta, Vanessa took studio art classes in the department of Fine Arts that included live figure drawing, sculpture and painting. She graduated with a BA in Art History. Right after, she obtained a diploma in Architectural Technology from NAIT and worked for 10 years in a variety of architectural firms producing the plans and specifications for major projects, working in traditional hand-drafting methods and by using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).

After starting a family, Vanessa became a self-employed graphic designer and expanded into web site design, hosting and management, all under the umbrella of Ali Cat Graphics. She is overjoyed to have found the time to get back to her original passion of free-hand sketching and painting and she now splits her time equally between graphic/web design and creating the original works displayed on this website.

In addition to dabbling in visual arts, Vanessa loves to perform as a singer with her jazz ensemble JoySpring, to knit, crochet, make jewellery, play guitar and piano, garden and read great books. She lives with her husband who patiently shares space with all Vanessa's projects that continuously spread throughout the house and garden.

  • Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists (SWCA) - Exhibiting Level status
  • Member of the St. Albert Painter's Guild (SAPG)
  • Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

 

Artist's Statement

The primary forces in my work are colour and light. Whether creating a traditional landscape, exploring and capturing the negative spaces in a thicket of undergrowth or a forest of trees, studying the play of light and reflection on inanimate objects, colour and light make me swoon and yearn to portray their power and beauty. I use oil and acrylic on canvas; watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil on watercolour paper in my endeavour to capture movement, depth, life and light.

 

As Sly As A...

As Sly As A... 2016 | 10" X 8" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Every Good Grizz

Every Good Grizz Eats His Greens, 2018 | 7" X 5" - Gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

I'm Coming, Mama

I'm Coming,Mama, 2013 | 14" X 11" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Koala & Joey

Koala & Joey, 2020 | 10" X 8" - Acrylic on canvas

The Lookout

The Lookout, 2016 | 10" X 8" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Low Hanging Fruit

Low Hanging Fruit, 2018 | 24" X 24" - Oil on canvas

No, Over There!

No, Over There! 2018 | 16" X 20" - Oil on canvas

Resting...for Now

Resting....for Now, 2017 | 16" X 20" - Coloured pencil on 140 lb watercolour paper

Safe Beneath the Waves

Safe Beneath the Waves, 2020 | 5" X 8" - Intense & pen on 140 lb watercolour paper

Towards Infinity

Towards Infinity, 2019 | Inktense on 140 lb watercolour paper

Underwater Flight

Underwater Flight, 2017 | 8" X 10" - Coloured pencil on sanded paper

If You Go Out in the Woods Today,

If You Go Out in the Woods Today, 2019 | 24" X 18" - Oil on canvas

Apparition

Apparition, 2019 | 12" X 24" - Coloured pencil & pastel on 140 lb watercolour paper

Defiance

Defiance, 2019 | 12" X 18" - Coloured pencil & pastel on 140 lb watercolour paper

The Forest Dreams of Owls

The Forest Dreams of Owls, 2014 | Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

From the Pines

From the Pines, 2013 | 11" X 14" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Fristed Fortress

Frosted Fortress, 2015 | 12" X 12" - Oil on canvas

Laser Focus

Laser Focus, 2018 | 16" X 20" - Coloured pencil on 140 lb watercolour paper

Life is a Song

Life is a Song, 2019 | 5" X 5" - Inktense on 140 lb watercolour paper

Nevermore

Nevermore, 2016 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Barnswallow Fortress

Barnswallow Fortress, 2014 | 12" X 16" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Peeka....Me Too!

Peeka....Me Too!, 2018 | 10" X 8" - Coloured pencil on 140 lb watercolour paper

Amidst Spring Buds

Amidst Spring Buds, 2021 | 16" X 12" - Inktense & gouache on 140lb watercolour paper

In the Absense of a Tree

In the Absence of a Tree, 2020 | 9" X 12" - Inktense on 140 lb watercolour paper

Nested

Nested, 2016 | 16" X 20" - Acrylic on canvas

Sanctuary

Sanctuary, 2014 | 10" X 14" - Acrylic on 140 lb watercolour paper

Busy

Busy, 2013 | 10" X 14" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

The Forest Floor is a Highway

The Forest Floor is a Highway, 2016 | 16" X 20" - Acrylic on canvas

Gossamer Rising

Gossamer Rising, 2020 | 10" X 10" - Acrylic on canvas

Hello, Bud!

Hello, Bud! 2017 | 11" X 14" - Coloured pencil on 140 lb watercolour paper

Quixotically Coiffed

Quixotically Coiffed, 2018 | 7" X 5" - Gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

Red Apparition

Red Apparition, 2015 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Reflected Beauty

Reflected Beauty, 2017 | 24" X 18" - Oil on canvas

Top Knots on Parade

Top Knots on Parade, 2017 | 16" X 20" - Acrylic on canvas

Coy Koi

Coy Koi, 2019 | 30" X 15" - Acrylic on canvas