Vanessa has been coming to ArtWorks since 2007 and she is part of the ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin gallery program.  She is a Teacher’s Assistant and artist at ArtWorks. She helps many people here.  In her work Vanessa creates clothing and accessories, and especially loves making shirt designs. Her inspiration is  good luck symbols, awareness ribbons, family heritage, astrology and sign language. In her work she focuses on her interests which makes her artwork very diverse.  Her work is best described as unconventionally creative and culturally based.  Besides her extensive cultural research, Vanessa enjoys Zumba dancing, painting her nails, and being outside. She is also a very giving and loving person; whether it is birthdays or on a day-to-day basis, Vanessa can find little things to show her fellow artists she is thinking of them.