Vielsa is a native of the Republic of Panama. Mostly self-taught, she found her husband’s old watercolor supplies from college, and appropriated them for her own use after painting her first project. She took some watercolor classes after that. Around 2001 she began experimenting with acrylics on 3-D materials and moved into 2-D artwork.
While working at home and raising her three boys, she took various college courses, including drawing and fine art completing a degree in Education. Vielsa has lived several years in the Pacific including Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Okinawa. Her military family has also called Montana, Texas, California, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, and most recently Mississippi home.