We do not see the world as it is, but as we are.
An established sculptor now working almost exclusively in bronze, Veda uses fruits as a metaphor for the female torso. Her bronzes exude fertility and sensuality as well as humour, through the gentle curves of their forms with unique and complex patinas.
Veda was born and brought up in South Africa and is now based in Wimbledon, London. Over the years her work has been enriched by the experience of living and working in South Africa, Peru, Hong Kong and Pakistan. As well as fruits, Veda also works to create birds in flight, butterflies, and abstract forms as wall pieces.
Her current focus is on “Seeds of Change”. With COVID and so much more, her work is about change – Climate Change, Black Lives Matter, and the fact that the world will never be the same again.
Selected Galleries and Exhibitions
Paragon Gallery – Cheltenham, 2013 – ongoing
Agora Contemporary 2017 – ongoing
Fresh Art Fair 2017 – ongoing
Affordable Art Fair (AAF) -(Kaleidoscope Arts) 2000 – 2016
Hicks Gallery – SW London, 1999 – ongoing
Albany Gallery – Cardiff, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2019 – ongoing
Art Parks – Guernsey, 2003 – 2019
Blackheath Gallery – London, 2011, 2012
The Royal Academy (Summer Exhibition) – London, 2001
Co-founder of Pop Up Gallery ‘Kaleidoscope Arts’, Veda organised the stand at the Affordable Fair and other shows, nationally and internationally – 1993- 2016.
Ceramics and sculpture teacher 1979-2008.
Annual artist in residence at Bronze Age (Simons Town, South Africa) 2002–2009.
Included in ‘Who’s Who in Art’, & ‘World Who’s Who of Women’ publications.
Advanced Course in Ceramics, from the Artesenal de Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 1975.
Diploma of Further Education Fine and Applied Arts (Ceramics) London – Guildhall University 1994.
Adult Education London– Sculpture 1985–1999.