Spotlight – Vanessa Raven-Vipond

7Arts would like to welcome the newest NOVA Artist to our collective, Vanessa Raven-Vipond! Vanessa is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer. 

Vanessa grew up in Toronto, Ontario and then moved with her family to Prince Edward Island when she was sixteen. Growing up in Toronto, she spent her childhood visiting Museums, Galleries and the Theatre. Seeing the ballet, The Nutcracker, when she was just two years old, she was hooked and dedicated her life to the arts in some form or another.

Vanessa became a professional artist while still in high school and went on to study at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.  She has worked for a sign company, the Arts Council of Canada, Kinkos, and freelanced for City Wide Alert and the Menus of Greater Halifax.  She has also studied Children’s Picture Book Illustration at NSCAD.  Spending the last twenty years on the West Coast, she continued her life-long journey for education, studying through the Emily Carr University at North Island College, as well as working for a digital printer and two different commercial screen-printing companies.  Since 2011, Vanessa has run her own Graphic Design business, with clients all over the world.

Check out Vanessa’s website and social media accounts and see how talented our valley artists are.  Vanessa and our other NOVA Artists can be contacted through their social media or email accounts, which are listed on their webpages.

Interested in joining our NOVA Artists?  Visit our website, fill out the contact form and one of us will get back to you with more details.  You can also visit us at Pascalice’s Bistro on Wednesday afternoon’s from 2-4pm, for coffee and a chat.