Born and brought up in South Africa, Veda came late to sculpture after a successful career first in nursing and then as a ceramicist and ceramics teacher while she and her family lived abroad. Over the years her work has been enriched by the experience of living and working in South Africa, Peru, Hong Kong and Pakistan.
Veda works mainly in bronze, using 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 and the unique, beautiful patinas developed over many years.
The unique, one off, 'Spill Pieces' engage the viewer to become creator and participate in the impossible and fantastical.
Her present focus is on "Seeds of Change," as, with COVID and 'Climate Change', the world is changing.
Selected Galleries and Exhibitions
Paragon Gallery – Cheltenham, 2013 – ongoing
Wimbledon Fine Art London 2021 - ongoing
Agora Contemporary 2017 – ongoing
Fresh Art Fair 2017 – ongoing
Affordable Art Fair (AAF) -(Kaleidoscope Arts) 2000 – 2016
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 – Sculpture 1985–1999