Venessa Pica is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in mixed media painting. She is a graduate of OCAD University where she studied the arts in the Florence Exchange Program in Italy. Venessa also comes from an educational background in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and practices cognitive behavioural therapy in her expressive arts practice; she has combined her passions for these disciplines in her art practice and bodies of artworks. Her paintings explore various art mediums and subject matter; landscapes, figurative, abstract, and extreme abstraction. She identifies with the artistic process as a means to freely express creativity and merge the physical, mental, emotional with the spiritual. Her artworks portray a playful, imaginary, dynamic, vibrant and whimsical tone. Venessa is on a dedicated journey of self-expression to unravel the surreal world within her and vividly express that to viewers.