Digital & Traditional Instructor
Veronica Suarez has been exploring the world through visual media for as all as I can remember. When the rest of my friends were fighting over popularity and a Teen People, I was on my belly in front of a National Geographic trying to redraw the animals I found in the saturated pages. I wasn’t sure of the value everyone was looking for in others they did not contain themself.
Once I turned 18, I set off to the University of Central Florida to obtain my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Experimental Animation. Experimental Animation is an innovative concept that encourages artists to arrive at creative solutions through all means necessary without a boxed-in idea of what storytelling tools look like. Experimental Animation meant I was allowed to be unsure if I was to arrive at my characters and stories through traditional or digital media. I was given the opportunity to practice both in order to continually find my identity as a human and an artist. Today, I share my joy of what I learned through school and more importantly through myself when it comes to improving as an artist. I am a program assistant at the university that inspired me so much, passing on the love that carried me through the difficult yet rewarding years of undergrad school and personhood. Guiding others on their journey is an honor and a joy.
I am grateful for my opportunities as a teacher. Veronica is a traditional and digital artist with over a decade of experience designing for a variety of clients from Veteran Care to LVMN (Louis Vuitton /Moet & Chandon). In her free time when she’s not making art she’s attending and supporting much of our local art community. Examples include research, apprenticeships, partnerships, and cooperatives with a wide network of published and practicing individuals in fields such as Florida Prize winner Robert Rivers, Dark Horse artist John Nadeau, Portrait Society winner Stacy Barter, Steven Assael international artist and current instructor at New York Academy of Art, Disney animators Todd Bright, Aaron and Travis Blaise, and Joanne Adams.