Vanessa’s first artistic exposure came at the tender age of eight when a trendy boutique in Brazil carried her work. Vanessa was born to jeweler parents, and she began her career working as Musi’s apprentice before launching her own line at the age of twenty one.

Vanessa has explored various mediums; papermaking, drawing, clothing design and collage art before focusing her talents exclusively on jewelry. She has studied metal smithing and casting with Dawn Nakanishi and enamel techniques with Sandie Bradshaw and Judy Stone. 

She currently exhibits her work at various galleries throughout the United States and at premier art events in California.