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Vanessa Ali

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Flora: Gallery of Plant Life Paintings


Trees

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

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Flowers

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

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Foliage

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

Private collection
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Private collection
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SOLD
Collection of the artist

 

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

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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.

 

Aspen Gold & Prairie Sky

Aspen Gold & Prairie Sky, 2021 | 24" X 24" - Oil on canvas

Autumn Glow

Autumn Glow, 2021 | 16" X 20" - Oil on canvas

Autumn Lace

Autumn Lace, 2020 | 16" X 12" - Inktense & gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

Betula Ballet

Betula Ballet, 2018 | 48" X 24" - Mixed media on canvas

Birches

Birches, 2020 | 12" X 9" - Watercolour & pen on 140 lb watercolour paper

Boreal Afternoon

Boreal Afternoon, 2014 | 18" X 12" - Acrylic on 140 lb watercolour paper

Bosque Trail

Bosque Trail, 2018 | 18" X 24" - Acrylic on canvas

Brazeau Trails

Brazeau Trails, 2019 | 8" X 8" - Acrylic on canvas

Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Can't See the Forest for the Trees, 2020 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Colour Brings Me Joy

Colour Brings Me Joy, 2020 | 12" X 12" - Mixed media on canvas

The Forest Waits

The Forest Waits, 2016 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Fresh Snow on Firs

Fresh Snow on Firs, 2020 | 20" X 20" - Mixed media on canvas

Hillside Invitation

Hillside Invitation, 2020 | 36" X 24" - Acrylic on canvas

Insight in Spirit

Insight in Spirit, 2015 | 12" X 12" - Oil on canvas

Lakeside

Lakeside, 2020 | 14" X 10" - Inktense & gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

Late Afternoon Glow

Late Afternoon Glow, 2021 | 14" X 10" - Oil on canvas

Reaching for the Clouds

Reaching for the Clouds, 2020 | 12" X 9" - Mixed media on canvas

Sunrise Releases the Spirit

Sunrises Releases the Spirit, 2017 | 20" X 20" - Oil on canvas

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass, 2017 | 20" X 10" - Acrylic on canvas

To The Ocean from the Pines

To the Ocean from the Pines, 2016 | 20" X 16" - Oil on canvas

Winter Sun

Winter Sun, 2020 | 10" X 14" - Acrylic on canvas

Blue Poppies

Blue Poppies , 2021 | 7" X 5" - Mixed media on canvas

As the Frost Touches the Leaves

As the Frost Touches the Leaves , 2014 | 10" X 10" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Cattails

Cattailss , 2020 | 20" X 24" - Oil on canvas

Mountain Ash in Fall

Mountain Ash in Fall , 2008 | 18" X 24" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Ivy Tangle

Ivy Tangle , 2015 | 12" X 16" - Acrylic on canvas

Joy Among the Brambles

Joy Among the Brambless , 2014 | 16" X 12" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Sentinels

Sentinels , 2015 | 16" X 20" - Oil on canvas

Parsing the Thicket 1

Parsing the Thicket 1 , 2016 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

The Underbrush Sings with Light

The Underbrush Sings with Light , 2017 | 16" X 20" - Acrylic on canvas

Violet Shadows

Violet Shadows , 2018 | 16" X 12" - Watercolour & gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

Campanula at the Heart

Campanula at the Heart , 2016 | 12" X 16" - Watercolour & gouache on 140 lb watercolour paper

Echo of Petals

Echo of Petals, 2015 | 12" X 24" - Acrylic on canvas

In Six Months There'll be Apples

In Six Months, There'll be Apples , 2021 | 24" X 24" - Oil on canvas

Johnny Jump Ups

Johnny Jump-Ups , 2017 | 8" X 10" - Coloured pencil on 90 lb paper

Stoecrop Dance

Stonecrop Dance, 2015 | 12" X 18" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Violets

Violets, 2020 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Clear Winter Night

Clear Winter Night, 2020 | 4" X 10" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Do Pines Bow

Do Pines Bow?, 2015 | 12" X 16" - Acrylic on canvas

 

Fatasy Fir

Fantasy Fir, 2021 | 20" X 10" - Acrylic on canvas