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.
In April 2018, Vielsa was awarded Best of Show and Best Acrylic “Conejito” and best Oil “Peacock” at the Gulf Coast Art Association’s 28th Art Show. The exhibition is on and free of charge until April 21st is at the entrance of the Ohr O’Keefe Art Museum. Don't miss it!