Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, photography has long been a “back burner” interest for Vera, but she didn't become serious about her work until she moved north to Nunavut. Struggling to fit in, she turned to her photography to build a bridge between herself and the Inuit, a friendship of sorts - a visual record of an intangible exchange.

After living in Nunavut for 5 years, Vera returned south to work in Ottawa where she sought out opportunities to develop her photographic skills. This led her to study at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) where she completed a 2 year portfolio development program.

Through her work, Vera focuses her attention on issues of identity, the fragility of life, and the passage of time. Most recently she moved to Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan where she continues her photographic exploration of the relationship between identity and the development of "a sense of place."

Vera has won an Applied Arts Award recognizing creative excellence, been featured on a number of online sites including the highly regarded Lenscratch, and been published in the Applied Arts magazine, SHOTS magazine and The Hand. She is represented by SLATE Fine Art Galery in Regina, Saskatchewan. For general inquiries, please click here to email her.