Vanessa Katz was born and raised in England and now resides in Palm Desert, California. At an early age she was always fascinated with color and began painting as a teenager. The art she created in her youth and early career was comprised of only very detailed representational work.
She resumed painting full time after her daughter left home for college. Bored with the confines of realistic work and with a desire to paint freely, she began to develop an impressionistic style and to paint from her imagination. Sometimes dreaming a painting or simply allowing it to evolve organically (effortlessly) from within.