Dublin, CA - June 14th, 2018
The South African native founded an art collective and was nominated for Citizen of the Year in 2017. In her spare time, she channels her love of the arts, whether working on her own photography or gathering those with artistic minds. Thomas founded the Dublin Art Collective, for which she was nominated for Citizen of the Year in 2017. When the opportunity to be Patch Mayor of Dublin came up, it seemed like a natural transition. Read the full article on Dublin Patch
Dublin, CA - June 12th, 2018
The Dublin Art Collective is a volunteer driven collaborative project supporting artistic and creative activity, awareness raising and community building in Dublin, California. Organized by floral photographer Vanessa Thomas, the initiative is in its early stages and aims to engage artists and makers and increase the visibility of their artwork, products and services by providing a central hub for communication about art and related endeavors. Guest speaker for the event, Ms Tegan McLane, Cultural Arts and Heritage Manager for the City of Dublin explained that "while the Dublin Art Collective is not operated by the City of Dublin, it does share many of the City's goals for fostering an active arts community and is filling a gap where the City of Dublin is currently unable to devote resources".
Dublin, CA - September 8th, 2014
On a trip to the woods last year in Sussex UK, we were informed that due to the exceptionally dry weather it had meant bad news for local fungi and there weren’t many to see. This year however proved to be a very good year for fungi. On walks bordering the Maresfield Recreation area and in the woods near Fairwarp there were several interesting and eye-catching specimens to photograph, writes Vanessa Thomas.