I am Vanessa Stone and I am a paper cutting & collage artist now living in the beautiful village of Bottesford in the Vale of Belvoir. I spent many years living in Letchworth Garden City though originally come from a village just near Salisbury in Wiltshire. I make detailed hand cut collages by cutting into sheets of richly coloured papers using a scalpel and scissors - all to capture the pared down essence of a place, a sight, a feeling.

Click HERE to find out much more about me and the work I make, the workshops run and how I got into paper cutting.......there really is nothing quite like cutting into paper. It’s thrilling as you have to be bold as you cut away. I often am cutting away the negative space so that an image can come to the surface. Seeing a piece rise out of the paper is a little bit of alchemy! It’s very meditative and contemplative and wholly absorbing as its takes you to a place apart.

See my work throughout the year at:

Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge

Cambridge & Beyond

Hand cut layered collages celebrating English architecture and towns.....

Of Field & Flower

Collages inspired by the fields and the flowers around me....

The Colour People

Painted paper collages inspired by dancers and folk art....

Into the Woods

Painted paper collages of woods and trees.....

The Tree of Curiousity

Trees featuring lost shoes, teapots, birds and furrowed fields.......

My Shop

Click HERE for Greetings Cards

Click HERE for "Unwrapped" eco greetings cards

Click HERE for Tote Bags

Click HERE for Prints

Click HERE for Wholesale

Click HERE for Stockists

The Cambridge Art Book

My work was selected to be featured in the Cambridge Art Book - the brainchild of fellow collage artist Emma Bennett. Emma thought it would be great to get a wide range of artist's interpretations of the beautiful city of Cambridge complied together in a book and so started the hunt for artists work to be brought together in this wonderful book. Hugely successful, its already on its 2nd reprint. Click HERE to read more!