Vera paints people, too!  With her back-ground in fine and graphic art, she creates beautiful and whimsical designs to delight the heart of the toughest customer, big or small.  With a repertoire of dozens of designs, Vera brings her sitter into the design of  what she paints, and is more than happy to create custom designs, From a personalized bouquet of flowers, to a full-face (and -head) Venetian mardi gras mask, to a dinosaur playing catch.







Vera uses only highest-quality, non-toxic  products - including mehron paints,  luminous eye shadows, and, if requested, cosmetic glitter.



The art of mendhi (also spelled mehndi and mehandi) is ancient, used to celebrate major life events as well as for decoration.  It is a moment to take a serene breath and indulge in beauty.

Vera is well-versed in making gorgeous henna designs, both traditional and intricate, and modern and sophisticated.  Of course it's an extra delight to do custom designs and go with the creative flow of the moment.

She makes her own henna paste using pure henna leaf powder and all-natural ingredients - certainly not "black henna" (PPD - NOT a henna derivative!) as has recently been discussed in the news.  These ingredients give a wonderfully dark stain without the addition of mystery and sometimes dangerous "boosters".  She always displays the ingredients of her mix for peace of mind and to avoid the possibility of allergic reactions, such as to lemon juice.

Henna designs last about a week to ten days, which can be shortened somewhat with the help of judicious scrubbing.

for a special, contemplative ladies' evening or sweet sixteen, consider combining mendhi with palm or tarot readings (please visit for more information).



Corporate Sponsors




Carnick Labs


Commerce Bank

Compass Group

Dun & Bradstreet

Dykes Lumber

Ernst & Young*


Kingís Supermarkets*


Landmark Caterers*





Platinum Communications

Prestige Toyota

Roche Pharmaceuticals




Synergy Communications

TEVA Pharmaceuticals*

synergy Communications


* multiple engagements


Fairs and Community Events


Bergen County Housing Authority

Borough of Lincoln Park*

Cliffside Park Car Fest

Family & Community Together

Frelinghuysen Founderís Picnic

Summit Street Fair

Teaneck Recreation 4th of July Celebration*


* multiple engagements




Engagement Venues


Boisaubin House

Bonnie Brae Polo Classic

The Brownstone*

The Castle (Tarrytown, NY)

Circle Line Cruises*



Forest Lodge*

Indian Trails Country Club*

Spring Lake Day Camp*

Twin Brooks Country Club

White Beeches Country Club

* multiple engagements


Private Parties

Over 100 private clients for events at home and restaurant venues






For Vera's other performing activities, please click HERE