Category: Arts:Visual Arts

A podcast committed to the amplification of creative media by artist of the African Diaspora globally. Varied Voices and Images in Art.

Episode 08: Navigating Multi-passions in Life and Art with Vanessa Turner

August 7, 2020

Vanessa Turner is a multi-passionate multi-careerist. She is an artist, creativity coach and engineer.


She is a self-taught artist living and working on the beautiful island of Bermuda and primarily works in charcoal and pastel. She has been exhibiting professionally for a number of years and is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work is published internationally and she is represented in many private collections around the globe. Vanessa's latest solo exhibitions include 'Roots to Royalty in 2018 and 'Commonplace Beauty in 2015 which each received rave reviews.


Her painting techniques stem from trial and error. Over the years she has developed her own techniques which primarily encompass bits and pieces from the many approaches she has learned over time. Vanessa does not follow any particular school of thought and prefers to use painting techniques that are reliable yet fun.


In her work, she paints the harmony of the Afro Caribbean Culture & Mother Nature. She Writes her own blog, and helps women go from unfulfilled hobbyists to confident professional artists as a creativity coach.


You can find her online at

and on Instagram at


You can find Vanessa's Free Resources for artists here