// Artist: Vanessa Stockard

Archibald Prize Finalist Vanessa Stockard’s paintings portray the journey from the city to the relative cool serenity of the Southern Highlands where she lives and works. A graduate from Sydney College of Fine Arts, her work has the balance of rich colour tempered by quality of starkness which she expresses through a swift painting technique where oil paint is applied with palette knives followed by small brushes for further layers of intricate detail.