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.