Lives in Vancouver, BC
Vanessa investigates the dynamics of form, space and the unconscious through collage and mixed media painting. She refers to Abstract Expressionism in her work through the use of gesture and automatic painting. Lam's work mixes gestural brushwork, assemblage, collage, and nontraditional painting tools to create her vivid imagery. She often uses newsprint, handwriting, and paper amid her painting, her brushed forms and colours often evoking the West Coast landscape.