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Vanessa Ali

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Still Life

See also Architecture & Interiors and Calligraphy & Abstracts. 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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Architecture & Interiors

See also Still Life and Calligraphy & Abstracts. 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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Caligraphy and Abstracts

See also Architecture & Interiors and Still Life. 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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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.

 

Abriq

Abriq (Lebanese water jug), 2019 | 24" X 24" - Oil on canvas

Arabic Coffee & Oranges

Arabic Coffee & Oranges, 2016 | 12" X 12" - Oil on canvas

Burlesque

Burlesque, 2016 | 12" X 18" - Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper

Eye See You

Eye See You, 2019 | 8" X 8" - Mixed media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Bit bi Jbeil, Lebanon

Beit bi Jbeil, Lebanon, 2019 | 18" X 24" - Mixed media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Clam Cannery Door

Clam Cannery Door, Port Townsend WA, 2020 | 6" X 6" - Mixed media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Electric Stroll

Electric Stroll, 2015 | 16" X 12" - Mixed media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Lost in Beirut

Lost in Beirut, 2018 | 24" X 48" - Oil on canvas

Night Taxi

Night Taxi, 2016 | 24" X 18" - Oil on canvas

Waiting for Jazz

Waiting for Jazz, 2018 | 20" X 20" - Oil on canvas

Beautiful

Beautiful, 2019 | 5" X 5" - Mized media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Life

Life, 2019 | 5" X 5" - Mized media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Love

Life

Love, 2019 | 5" X 5" - Mized media on 140 lb watercolour paper

Freedom

Freedom, 2016 | 16" X 12" - Mized media on canvas

Lina

Lina: Little Palm Tree, 2017 | 16" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

My Home, My Heaven

My Home, My Heaven, 2016 | 20" X 16" - Mixed media on canvas

Formation of Depth

Formation of Depth, 2015 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Impression of Deeper Approach

Impression of Deeper Approach, 2015 | 12" X 12" - Acrylic on canvas

Jazz Orbit

Jazz Orbit, 2017 | 12" X 16" - Acrylic on canvas

Autumn Moorage

Autumn Moorage, 2021 | 24" X 12" - Oil on canvas