Veronika Rose is a visionary artist and Marine Corps Veteran from Orlando, Fl. She deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi freedom as a public affairs and broadcast/print combat journalist with the First Marine Division in Kuwait and Iraq. Upon returning home to the States she was diagnosed with PTSD and thus began her path of self-discovery and deep healing. She began seeking alternative therapies to what the Veteran Administration Hospital provided. Soon after discharge in 2005, she began painting as an active meditation, therapy and spiritual practice.
A former nurse, Veronika became the healing arts director with the non-profit, "Heroes of Freedom," from 2013-16. H.O.F. was a monthly program at the Orlando Veterans Hospital, offering alternative therapeutic classes for veterans with PTSD including; painting, poetry, qigong, and yoga. Meanwhile, she also began a plant medicine path leading her to became a moon dancer, and Chanupa carrier.
In 2016, She met and studied painting with world-famous visionary painters Alex and Allyson Grey. In 2018 at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, she studied classical oil techniques and figure painting with Oleg Korolov and studied acrylics with Autumn Skye Morrison. She's also a scenic painter and has painted for both Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando Fl. and painted murals during Art Basel Miami.
Veronika now travels around the world as a freelance artist teaching classes, painting murals, holding art ceremonies, and organizing retreats for veterans, artists and women.
Veronika is the founder of the Visionary Goddess Retreat and Co-founder of Warriors' Awakening Retreat.
She is certified by Bring True to you, as a Addiction Recovery and Psycho-spiritual integration coach, and specializes in Psychedelic integration for veterans and offers psychedelic integration through visionary art workshops.