Vanessa Hyggen is a prairie artist from Saskatchewan. Her art focuses on her love for the natural world, be it skies, or trees or animals. Her work ranges from miniatures to large scale canvas paintings. To Vanessa, art is a precarious balance of self-doubt, self-confidence, inspiration, hard work and the desire to create. Sometimes paintings pour out of her like the subconscious in a dream, and other times they come together by working at it day after day. Each process is just as valuable as the next and each one produces very different results.