I am an artist, author, and award winning graphic designer for my work at VMC Art & Design. With a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a voracious need to constantly be reading, I have managed to merge the two loves in my life…art and books. As an artist, I am constantly exploring new ways to create and share my artwork. As an author, my goal is to write stories that I would love reading no matter what the genre and push myself to explore all the aspects of her characters. In November of 2016, I published my debut novel, When It Hits the Fan, and my first adult coloring book, The Spiral of Bliss Coloring Book, with author Nina Lane. Spending most of her day in my studio with her crazy dog Lizzy, I love to stay connected with readers, fellow book nerds, coffee addicts, and artists through social media. Catch up with me on Instagram @artbookscoffee, Facebook @vcolotta, or Twitter @vcolotta to see what I am reading, writing, drawing, and whipping together in my kitchen.
2013: Goodreads M/M Romance Award (3rd Place for Book Cover Design); GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2014: GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2015: GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2016: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards: Silver Award Winner in Cover Design (Fiction)