Vanessa Rivera is a digital artist inspired by childhood imagination. Her 3 children are a major source of inspiration for her fun and whimsical concepts as well as some of her favorite children's book authors like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Prior to late 2017 she had zero experience in photography or Photoshop, but with intense practice and passion has learned digital art in 2 years. In November 2019 Vanessa's photo "Vienna Mermaid" image became the new Photoshop splash screen of 2020. Together with her husband and 3 children they sold their home in California and have embarked on a mission to create art as a family around the world using major iconic locations, cultures, and history from the countries as inspiration.