Born and raised on Long Island in New York, Veronica dreamt of being an artist as a child, but it was many years before she could follow that dream and make it come true. Ms. Russo received her Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Education and worked as a teacher and school administrator while continuing her art. She has had four solo shows featuring her oils, pastels, and drawings and was named Artist of the month at the Center for Creative Education in Kingston, NY. She has been in 30 group participation online art exhibits including the Stay Home-Make Art for the Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz in NY in 2020. Ms. Russo won a page in World Wide Art Magazine #9 and #10 in 2022. She was selected to participate in the Art for Ukraine exhibit on Artjuxtapose.com in July of 2022 and her Born to Make Changes was chosen for the Rebel online show at HMVCgallery.com She continues to draw, paint and follow her dream every day.