Behind the Art; Apothecary Artist (Vanessa Lewis), by Amy Theodore / by Amy Theodore

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Starting off life in Zimbabwe, before travelling through Europe with her family and eventually settling in Australia, Vanessa Lewis, also known as Apothecary Artist, certainly had an inspiring start in life. On top of also growing up with creative parents, Vanessa was destined to have a life filled with creating. Spending her days researching, exploring and perfecting traditional techniques, Vanessa often works with old inks, gold leaf and charcoal to create stunning pictures and prints of various flora and fauna. Not only does she work with classic art tools, Vanessa also likes to mix in something a little different every now and then, maybe a little bit of egg here or pomegranate there. The style is called tempera, an old medium that Vanessa soon learnt was used by many well known artists during their careers. So intrigued by the method, Vanessa deiced to study a PhD on it, which only inspired her more to use the method in her own beautiful creations. Combining her strong love for learning about the past and nature, Vanessa’s works are both stunning and intricate. You can check out some of her eye-catching work over on her Instagram @apothecaryartist

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 source: @apothecaryartist

source: @apothecaryartist