Artist

Venetia Berry

Venetia Berry is a London-based artist who trained at The Charles Cecil School in Florence, followed by The Leith School in Edinburgh and then The Royal Drawing School, London. An accomplished oil painter and portrait artist, she also creates work that is whimsical and dream-like. With a particular interest in the female nude, she paints the figure through an abstracted lens, simplifying the form using pure line, or reduced mark-making. 

 

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Venetia's Style

Venetia's work seeks to reverse the male gaze by challenging the archetypical sexualised female nude. Her distorted and elongated forms play with feelings of illusion and trickery. There is an ambiguity to her work which invites the viewer's imagination and own interpretation. 

 

Watch Venetia's video feature with House & Garden to step inside her studio, learn about her influences and see her process. 

 

If you are interested to find out more about Venetia's available oil paintings or would like to discuss a bespoke portrait commission, please get in touch.

"I want my work to convey an essence of femininity within its curves and abstract shapes. When making my work, it is important to me to think of the everywoman, transcending race and size, creating something that is inclusive to all." - Venetia Berry

Partnership Editions x BIAS: The Artist's Slip Dress

“When working on this piece I was trying to reflect the idea of peaceful and celestial energy. Keeping enough negative space between each drawing and not overworking the piece felt important to me whilst I was working on it. I found myself thinking a lot about the work of Joan Miro when working on the design. I find something especially tranquil about the idea of the celestial, particularly at the moment whilst the world is experiencing a lot of pain.” - Venetia Berry

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    The Blue Moon
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Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

"Embroidery has been something that keeps coming up everywhere I look, for a while now. Having done an embroidery course back in December, I had been thinking of ways to incorporate embroidery into my practice. During lockdown I have had the opportunity to delve deeper into research. I have been particularly interested by the work of Anni Albers, how she used the medium of weaving, traditionally seen as a ‘feminine subject’, to her advantage when she wasn’t allowed to take part in the ‘masculine subjects’. 

When sewing into the paper, I couldn’t help but think about the oppressed womxn of the past. The idea that so many womxn were constrained to live solely for the purpose of the household. The sewing is time consuming and I have really loved the handling of the paper that comes with it. The handling of the paper also, to me, reflects my desire to live more in the present moment. This idea of being present and appreciating the small things in life has been an overwhelming response to the lockdown." - Venetia Berry, Sewn Series

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    Sewn Series 8
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  • Sewn Series 4
    Sewn Series 4 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 9
    Sewn Series 9
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    Sewn Series 5 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 13 Sold
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  • Sewn Series 12
    Sewn Series 12 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 6 Sold
    Sewn Series 6 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 7 Sold
    Sewn Series 7 | Venetia Berry | Mixed Media | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 1 Sold
    Sewn Series 1 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 11 Sold
    Sewn Series 11 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sewn Series 14 Sold
    Sewn Series 14 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

"Painting these works during lockdown was of a much slower pace than I am used to. Some of the works you can tell reflect the endless waiting and boredom, but also I hope say something about the slower pace of life we have all become accustomed to, and are embracing. We are all rethinking our ‘normal’ lives and how rushed off our feet we usually are." - Venetia Berry

Drop 1 - Spring 2020

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    Shapely Shapes 4 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Cameo | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Laguna |  | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Onyx | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Opal | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Shapely Shapes 1 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Shapely Shapes 10 Sold
    Shapely Shapes 10 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Shapely Shapes 2 Sold
    Shapely Shapes 2 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Shapely Shapes 3 Sold
    Shapely Shapes 3 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Shapely Shapes 5  | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Shapely Shapes 6  | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Shapely Shapes 7
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  • Shapely Shapes 8 Sold
    Shapely Shapes 8 | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Shapely Shapes 9  | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Verdigris
    Verdigris | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Monumental Curves

Canvases

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    Opal | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Laguna Sold
    Laguna |  | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Cameo | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Curve IV Sold
    Curve IV | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Onyx Sold
    Onyx | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Verdigris | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Nude Reclined Sold
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Other Artworks

  • Profile VIII
    Profile VIII | Venetia Berry | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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