Vanessa Laurin is a wearer of many hats, both proverbial and fashionable, based near Ottawa, Canada. She was born on a Royal Canadian Air Force base in 1980, to a German mother and French-Canadian father, and began making strange noises, befriending animals and plants, and conjuring bizarre things shortly thereafter. Photographic evidence exists of her, as a small child, running with scissors.
Her deep connection to the natural world is reflected in her many creative outlets, which also serve to fund her wildlife advocacy work. She is a patron of several wild bird rescue and conservation organizations, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds Canada, Destined to Fly: Native Ontario Baby Songbird Care, Swift Care Ontario, and Safe Wings Ottawa, and a financial backer of initiatives, such as The Messenger documentary. She is the former co-director of Wildlife Rescue Nests (2014-2019), a charitable foundation that provides assistance to wildlife rehabilitators worldwide.
This website mainly serves as an archive for Vanessa's professional musical and photographic works; follow her on Instagram for her other, and seemingly neverending, flights of fancy.