Haitian artist Vanessa Craan is best known for her colorful and vibrant acrylic portraits. While her talent and passion manifested themselves from an early age, it was during her studies at La Escuela de Diseño Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic that her scope of work expanded to experimenting with various media. She explored drawing, sculpting, illustrating and printmaking. However, as her preference for acrylic quickly became apparent, Vanessa’s technique evolved to the main use of knives to emphasize texture and bring her subjects to life. Her artwork has captivated many during her various collective exhibits. For many years, Vanessa has also devoted herself to the betterment of the education system in Haiti as a zealous art teacher and an administrator.