Toronto- based artist, Vanessa Spizzirri was born and raised in a small town just outside of the city. She moved to Toronto when she was 18.

She started off as an acrylic painter but has developed a deep passion for illustrating and mural painting, which go hand in hand. She believes that large scale art can evoke uplifting emotions in people and can bring a space together so beautifully. Community engagement is very important to Vanessa and so she uses her murals as a way to connect with people.

Vanessa also has a background in Early Childhood Education. She strives to blend art and teaching children as much as possible.  Running children's art workshops called "Cut & Paste" is one way she has merged those two worlds together.