Vashti completed a Diploma in painting 2001 at Aoraki polytechnic under the tuition of Paul van den Bergh.
1999,2000, 2001 final year a scholarship year. She has been a part of joint exhibitions - 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013. She has also had solo shows:
• ‘one seed’ 2014
• ‘UnDeRcOAT Gallery opening 2018
• Judges special award ASA exhibition 2016
• Guest art tutor- Lincoln art group, 2015,2016,2017
• Zonta award finalist 2017, 2018
• Art Battle Christchurch - selected artist 2018
She was awarded the Premier award at ASA in 2018 by John Badcock.
Vashti lives in Methven with her partner Paddy and three of their four children....Jack 21,George 18, Kitty 14, Jacques 13.
They also spend a lot of their time at their batch in Barrytown (west coast)
‘I love how art has transformed people over the years, shifting us. Exploring the boundaries, inviting us in to experience more. Sometimes I have a feeling, a subject, or even some words to translate into a painting. Other times I begin and allow the painting and mark making to reveal itself. Always the painting gives more back. The process is a patient one. Time is spent observing from distances.