Whether she is painting portraits, landscapes, or still life, Vianna is known for her expressive use of color that captures a moment in time. Born and raised in Michigan, Vianna learned to paint as her children were growing up, they became her inspiration and early models. She is a nationally recognized artist who works in pastel, oil, and watercolor, and has won awards in many juried competitions including, The Pastel Society of America, The Portrait Society of America, and The International Association of Pastel Societies. In June of 2014, she was the Featured Artist in The Pastel Journal.
Vianna is a popular and passionate instructor and teaches workshops nationally and abroad. She has also juried many art competitions both nationally and locally. Vianna is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and earned Distinguished Pastellist status in the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle in 2011 and became an Eminent Pastelist in 2015