Vernell is a self-trained artist and author who has been blessed with artistic abilities.   She uses her natural gifts to help others  create art  in an enjoyable and therapeutic environment.  Vernell believes that  having a good education and a trade is the greatest gift a person could have, because when one has the ability to create anything , he/she  wins.  Hence the business name, TRADE-WINS.


 Vernell believes that giving individuals an opportunity to express themselves creatively in a therapeutic environment invites  an exploration of self awareness, enhances coping skills and develops real marketable skills .

Vernell also hosts paint parties with adults either in person or via Zoom meetings.  She has hosted for Mary Kay Representatives, church events, and corporate events.

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”   Salvador Dali