Vanessa was born on a Royal Canadian Air Force base in 1980 to a German mother and French-Canadian father. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and visual artist, based near Ottawa, Canada. Vanessa is a passionate wildlife advocate and a patron of several wild bird rescue and conservation organizations. In addition, she co-manages the worldwide non-profit Wildlife Rescue Nests project.
This monthly self-portrait series combines a love of bones, plants and birds, and pays tribute to the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth.