A recipient of a grant from the prestigious DC Commission on the Arts, USA, Vera is a self-taught artist who takes Nature as her Muse to create strikingly beautiful images. She has travelled to over fifty countries and this is reflected in the directness of her approach. Her confidence with using bold lines and rich, flowing colours must surely come from a sense of freedom and joie de vivre. She works in series, producing variations on a theme. What emerges is an intense encounter with the medium of paint and ink that reveals her enjoyment of the process. This playfulness is then in turn conveyed to the viewer.