“In the past I painted in a more formal manner, I have intentionally developed a more contemporary approach using some traditional disciplines. My work is inspired by dramatic beauty and textile design. I enjoy experimenting through the medium of the natural world. My paintings are bold both in the use of colour and handling of paint. I love exploring the effects of texture, colour and pattern on my subject. Seeking atmosphere, I work in varying degrees of abstraction. My process involves applying layers of colour and texture to create a fearless statement, 'celebrating' nature with a 'celebration' of colour. I love the frenzy and excitement that comes from a large, mixed palette of colour.’’
Venetia graduated from the Heatherley’s School of Fine Art with a diploma in Portraiture in 2014. Prior to this she studied traditional skills for a year at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence and subsequently attended the University College Falmouth where she studied drawing. Her paintings have been shown at several exhibitions in the UK, Holland and Zimbabwe since graduating and she appeared as a contestant on the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year programme. Painting landscapes in Zimbabwe involved holding a solo show in Harare, which featured her Balancing Rock series in 2016. Venetia won the Bath and West Art Scholarship 2017 & 2018. Venetia had her own gallery space at Affordable art Fair Amsterdam 2018 & 2019. Venetia currently paints both in London and Dorset.