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 HipHop Artists such as Wu-Tang, MasterP, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Two Live Crew, Method Man, Outkast, and several others. One highlight in her early career was painting an outfit for NBA player Shaquille O'Neil which he wore performing on the Arsenio Hall show. 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.
Throughout the years, she has maintained her career in airbrush 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 graphic design for print and continues to network in the fine arts community to achieve a prosperous career with oil paint.