Vielsa Harding is native of the Republic of Panama. She is married with three children. She
completed a college degree in Early Childhood Education, taking courses in fine art and
drawing as part of her coursework. She also took Watercolor classes and experimented with
acrylic on 3-D material, helping herself with books, online videos and workshops.
Once her three sons were grown, she began dedicating more time to painting, expanding her
body of work to include Oil, Soft Pastels, and Mixed Media. She loves painting a variety of
subjects, from landscapes, to portraits, to flowers, and birds. With God’s character in mind,
Vielsa strives for excellence in her works, seeking always what is Good, True, and Beautiful.
Vielsa displays at Gallery 782 and Singing River Art Gallery. She is also active in several art
clubs on the Gulf Coast: Ocean Springs Art Association, Pass Christian Art Association;
Gulf Coast Art Association; and Singing River Art Association, all of which have had
tremendous impact on her continued learning and development as an artist.
Vielsa’s recent awards include:
Excellence in Drawing or Pastels - Singing River Art Association - 2021
Excellence in Watercolor - Singing River Art Association - 2021
Dr Bob Carter Award - P’Art Take Ocean Springs - 2021
Joan Armstrong Award - P’Art Take Ocean Springs - 2022