Vesna has experienced what has felt like gifts and arrows her whole life. A creative soul and a seer, she was born by the Danube river in a town called Vukovar (Folk etymology; the Croatian word “vuk”, meaning “wolf” and vár from the Hungarian word ‘fortress’).
Vesna’s first five years were spent frolicking along the Vuka and Danube rivers with her secret folk; which included gypsies and forest energies. Vesna migrated to Australia when she was five years old, the family settling in Adelaide. It was in her childhood years she discovered her natural talent in drawing animals.
Throughout her adolescence Vesna could see circles emerging and patterns repeating. Many arrows were flying. This continued into adulthood where as quickly as she shook off one bad experience or relationship, another soon followed. Life in a new country meant her past connections with her mystical Vukovar had disappeared.
Upon leaving Secondary School Vesna enrolled in a two-year Diploma in Art and Design and bought her first horse “Luke” an Appaloosa and has never stopped loving her animals. Whether they be wild and free or beloved family pets, Vesna loves to surround herself with them, either in real life or in her art, giving both life and soul to her portraits.
Vesna lived and worked at “Utopia” an Aboriginal Community 250km northeast of Alice Springs in the heart of central Australia. While there she worked with the Utopian women, and during that time also created some beautiful Aboriginal portraits including that of famous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (deceased), and touched by the plight of the stolen generations – created “Too Young to Hide”. She won First prize in Alice Springs with her painting “1993 The Year of Indigenous People”
Being a woman, Vesna understood the selflessness and guilt, that stems from splitting herself in so many directions. She had to be the best mother, daughter, lover, friend, partner, worker, nurturer… etc. etc. As a result, she realised that like many women before her and alongside of her, whilst she danced for everyone else, she ultimately came last.
In 1999 needing a break, she made a solo trek to Lord Howe island. The magical beauty and energy of the place had been calling her for years. It was whilst staying on Lord Howe that three spirit wolves visited, igniting her first ceremonial shamanic journey and linking her back to her childhood gifts of telepathic communication, connection and visioning. It was the true evolution of her spiritual journey to become an intuitive healer.
Vesna continues her personal life journey as a shaman and artist. She creates in her Studio and teaches art classes to both children and adults.
Her registered well-being practice includes natural therapies, remedial bodywork, soul centered counselling, theta healing and shamanic medicine. Vesna is dedicated to working with her clients to release and heal their individual life stories. Her point of difference is that she works with you from the inside, outwards- clearing all old energies and patterns for good.
Wolf Song – Art and Wellbeing Studio is situated in the picturesque Adelaide foothills at Yatala Vale.
Bookings and enquiries always welcomed.
1993- Winner People’s Choice, Advocate Art Award, Alice Springs NT
1994- Advocate Art Show, Alice Springs NT
1995- Araluen Art Exhibition, Alice Springs NT
1996- Port Rotary Art Show, SA
1997- Port Rotary Art Show/Winner Gawler Art Show/Winner Royal Adelaide Art Show SA
1998- Port Rotary Art Show/Winner Gawler Art Show SA
1999- Two Wells Institute, group exhibition, Two Wells SA
2001- Cooroy Butter Factory, group exhibition, Cooroy, Qld
2003- Kapunda Regional Gallery, group exhibition, Kapunda SA
2005- Solo Exhibition; “All Roads Lead to Utopia”, Kapunda Regional Gallery SA
2006- SALA Festival solo Exhibition; “Chakra” at Broomsticks Gallery, Port Adelaide SA
2007- Fringe Festival, group exhibition, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide
2007- SALA Festival, Grange Hotel, duo exhibition with Fernando Goncalves ‘In the Mix”
2008 – Black Diamond Gallery, group exhibition, “Indulgence”
2010 –SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, group exhibition
2011 – SALA Festival, Golden Grove Arts Centre, selected group exhibition
2011 – Adelaide Airport Painting and Ceramics Exhibition
2013- SALA Festival, Kaleidoscope – “Artists from Within”, selected group exhibition
2014- SALA Festival, “Dreaming of a Song” curated group exhibition
2015 –SALA Festival, Ä Clear Blue Sky” curated group exhibition
2016 –SALA Festival “What’s Your Story “curated group exhibition
2017 – SALA Festival “Our Local Landmarks” curated group exhibition
2018- SALA Festival “Through Our Eyes” curated group exhibition
2019 – Swedish Tarts, Semaphore “IN YA DREAMS” duo exhibition with artist Susan Brame
2019 – SALA Festival, “A Narrative in Black and White” curated group exhibition
2020 – SALA Festival, “Impact” curated group exhibition (new)
2021 – SALA Festival, Bearded Dragon Gallery, They Come at Night – A Journey into the Wilderness, curated by invitation
2021- SALA Festival, “Fresh” curated group exhibition