Vedrana Ascroft


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Vedrana Ascroft

I am immensely inspired by our natural world, always drawn to the shorelines, tidal pools,  waterfalls, streams and high alpine lakes. The element of water fascinates me in all its forms and therefore frequently appears as a theme in my paintings. I work intuitively from my own sketches, studies and photo references captured on locations, often employing the layering technique integral to achieving desired effects of depth, translucence, light and movement.


Born in Croatia in 1970, but always knowing she was destined to live on these shores, Vedrana immigrated to Canada at the age of 21 and commenced her Canadian journey in Sudbury, Ontario where she first settled with her extended family. Nearly 3 decades of career in the tourism industry lead to enriching experiences of being immersed in the working and living in cities across Canada and beyond, deepening her appreciation of the beauty and diversity of this country’s landscapes, nature and people.  Her affinity with the ocean and the West Coast ultimately brought her to Vancouver Island where she now lives with her husband and their two sons.

Artistic pursuits have always been an integral part of her life’s journey. She has been painting and drawing from a very early age, intuitively learning while exploring different styles, media, techniques and subject matter. Her love of landscapes, and especially her love of water, solidified her direction as a representational painter who works mainly in acrylics and strives to convey the quintessential aspects of the natural beauty around us.

Vedrana is an award-winning artist who participated in a number of local and regional juried shows. She holds an Active Status with Federation of Canadian Artists.  Her paintings can be found in private collections in Canada, United States, Europe and Japan. In 2012, Vedrana’s painting titled “Pacific Rhapsody” was published as one of the finalists in the International Artist Magazine as part of the “Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes Art Challenge”.