Vandy initially took up painting at the end of 2009 as a counterbalance to the analytical elements of her work life.
She started with a series of tutoring sessions and now attends one or two workshops and painting retreats every year to develop and hone her painting technique. She also spends many hours at exhibitions in London, East Anglia and France.
Vandy was born and brought up in South Africa and the influence of her childhood shows through in her love of bold colour and the elements of landscape she paints. She strives to convey mood in her paintings.
She loves the freedom of watercolours, and the way the pigment sometimes delivers glorious surprises when it settles on the paper.
Vandy’s paintings are part of private collections in France, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Tindalls Award – 2015.