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Veronique currently uses her profession by offering paint lessons in Houston,San Antonio, and surrounding areas. Teaching private paint classes to the public in a relaxed environment that is offered through her 'Paint and Wine" events or instructed lessons in a classroom setting.

(Click on the paint/'wine parties link for more information on how to book your own private party.)

Veronique has been a self taught artist since childhood. In 1988, she picked up her first airbrush, taught herself the basics, and has been making a mark in the city of San Antonio, Tx. ever since. Going from a personal hobby that began in her family's garage, she fused her love for music and art, and opened her first retail store in 1991, located in a shopping center, naming her business "In The Mix." After one year of trial and error, and wanting to pursue a bigger dream, she relocated the operation into a major shopping mall and renamed the store "Very Unique ."

From 1992 to 1999 her main focus was providing a retail operation that supported her original airbrush artwork, painting on just about everything from tshirts, wall murals, to motorcycles, etc. Selling her original artwork, and catering to the urban market with R&B and Hip Hop accessories, she targeted disc jockeys and street wear for the youth... a one of a kind operation, which was a huge success.

Throughout the stores existence, she had the opportunity to bring to San Antonio, a hip hop culture that was at it's peak. With the help of radio disc jockeys and promoters, she also was able to arrange autograph parties within her store, and meet several National RnB and Hip Hop artists. In 1997, she received an award for the San Antonio Black Achievement Awards in "Art". In 1998, she was also awarded "Top 40 under 40" for the 'San Antonio Business Journal'.

After 1999, wanting to pursue formal training in computer graphics and oil painting, among other personal ventures, she shut down her retail operation, which by then was in two major shopping centers across town from each other. She then enrolled, in 2005, at a local Community College and received an Associates Degree in computer graphics, specializing in Photoshop and Illustrator for print, at San Antonio College. With ambitious desires to gain formal training in art after continuing her education, she received a Bachelors Degree in Art, with a primary focus in oil painting at the University of Texas San Antonio. In 2010, with hopes to inspire young artists, she completed a Teachers Education Certification Program to acquire a Teachers Certificate from A+ Texas Teachers, which will enable her to teach on a professional level. In 2012 Veronique moved to Houston Tx, in pursuit of taking advantage of the prosperous and diverse art community that is offered there. She has held events to merge poetry and art in the Houston area, and is currently offering painting lessons, and teaching local trending 'wine and paint' parties, all the while trying to inspire children and adults to realized everyone is an artist waiting to come out!

Volunteer Art booth on Career Day for a local Katy ISD Middle School

 

Throughout the years, she has maintained her career in art by freelancing and running an independent business. She markets herself using her talent combined with a variety of media, offering to produce illustrations, paintings, logos, portraits, publishing images, and murals to name a few. Her desire to expand her portfolio in oil painting along with other entrepreneurial ventures, have been her recent, primary, and future focus. She offers her services in all areas of art, contributes to teaching art lessons, and continues to network in the fine arts community to achieve a prosperous career with paintings.

 

 

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For orders or Inquiries contact Veronique by calling

(210) 326-6513

or email

veryuniques@yahoo.com

Veronique has a love for animals and promotes her talent in support for animal lovers by offering her services in commissioned pet portraits and attending Pet expos.

Veronique has participated in art performances at Spoken Word Poetry events in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. Unlike detailed oil paintings she produces which take an average of 2-3 weeks to complete, she has stepped out of her comfort zone of the privacy of her studio and performs paintings in front of an audience to complete a painting within 30-45 minutes.