About the Artist Vanessa Richardson

Sea Eagle Studio is home of wildlife artist Vanessa Richardson. Her work aims to stimulate conversation and raise public awareness for our most vulnerable species. 

As an artist, Vanessa is proud to share the unique beauty and wildlife we are blessed with here in Tasmania. Vanessa is a strong believer and advocate of 'Arts for Conversation'. Many of her subjects are from rehabilitation or wildlife care facilities so as to highlight and raise awareness for the need for conservation of our most vulnerable species and their habitats. 

The development of the "Helping Hands" print series is one of her ongoing Art for conservation projects. Helping Hands is a print series created to help raise the profile of the Tasmanian Devil and the Devil Facial Tumor Disease. From this project, Vanessa has donated over $5000 towards the Devil fund to date. 

Winner of the Inaugural Tasmanian Wildlife Art Prize with her painting 'Wedge-tailed Eagle Study.
Winner of the Inaugural Tasmanian Wildlife Art Prize - 2014 'Wedge-tailed Eagle Study'

Sea Eagle Studio is also the families creative space. While Vanessa's painting occupies most of her studio time, she also makes rope baskets. Drifter Bowls and Baskets began as a side hustle following the disruption of COVID-19 in 2020. With the cancelation of major markets and exhibiting venues, Vanessa needed to create a product that was unique, affordable and available for the online market. This product quickly became very popular and has continued as a micro business under the Sea Eagle Studio banner. 

Vanessa has two daughters, Mikayla and Jessie - Salty Sisters. They are both equally passionate about wildlife and share a common love of all things creative. Mikayla and Jessie make fabric covered button earrings and hair ties, air dried clay diffusers and Christmas/seasonal decorations.