Veronika Bitkina aka zisel was born in Siberia, Russia in 1987. She is a self-taught artist and works with all kind of media in her paintings, but for the last few years predominantly with ink and watercolor. By mixing both imagination and reality, Veronika creates fairytale worlds and stories in her pictures through details. She is a member of Burnaby Artist Guild since 2010.

Her work can be found in private collections both in Canada and Internationally. She currently resides and works in Vancouver, Canada.