Vanessa Jorêt is a full-time artist who lives in Woodford in the Blue Mountains
with her husband, their dog,  cat and many chooks & ducks!. 

She enjoys painting and drawing a variety of subjects, including animals, portraiture, old character houses and landscape.  "I like to paint something I feel connected to, my heart needs to be in it.  I guess I am a bit of a softy at heart and my paintings reflect that". 

 Depending on the subject, Vanessa works in pastel, charcoal, watercolour, pencil and frequently combines these.  "I like to experiment with different materials, subjects and ideas, it keeps my work fresh.". 

Vanessa sells her artwork through
The Argyle Gallery at The Rocks and The Bay Tree Gallery, Berrima.


Vanessa has been teaching drawing to children, teenagers and adults in the Blue Mountains since 2002.  Her drawing course has been designed to be skill building whilst being fun and achievable.

 She has been a well set-up teaching studio at her home in Woodford.

She currently runs four childrens' afternoon classes and four adults' classes a week.