The woman behind ARC

Photograph of Vanessa, owner of ARCI’m Vanessa and I’d like to welcome you to my web site.  When I’m not painting or teaching I’m a mum, Nanna, sister, aunty and wife.  Oh, I’m also my husband’s administrator for his business.

Because that’s not keeping me busy enough (lol!), I’m also a member of our church PCC, volunteer with our church’s Celebrate Recovery Programme and The Gathering.  I also run a group on a Friday morning with my friend Penny, for those in need of some company.

If you had told me three years ago I would become an artist in any way, shape or form, I would have laughed until I cried.  No, really!  Yet now I am, and I love every minute of it.  It’s not about painting and crafting for my own benefit though, I want to share the skills I’ve learned and the knowledge I’ve gained to encourage you that you can do it too and so ARC was formed.  You may be thinking that the name is a little strange for what I do so let me explain,  it stands for:





I believe we all have a creative within us. I can teach you the skills and techniques you need to create unique pieces you’ll be proud of.

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

Salvador Dali

I look forward to the opportunity of inspiring each of you.