April Guest Artist Christine Vernier-Pesce

Chris Vernier-Pesce is a naturally gifted artist. Born and raised in Michigan, she created her first piece in 1971, worked the outdoor art circuit, and then, left her passion behind to pursue a career as an Organization and Employee Development Consultant for General Motors Corporation. She performed similar work within her own company for clients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, as well as the United States and Canada.  Now retired and happily living in Southwest Florida, Chris has resumed her painting with fervor.  She frequently starts with a photograph from nature or of children to stimulate her creative processes. This award winning artist had her first “one-woman-show” in Naples, Florida, has been featured in numerous magazines, and is currently represented in Bealls, Leaders, and Willford & Lee stores.