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I am Vernice...

Vernice is a keynote speaker, preacher/artist, wife, mother, mentor, entrepreneur, fashion designer and author.

"I am a sparkly, Christian Jewish, Black White Girl from the Bronx with green eyes and white skin. From a child I sketched ‘fashion girls’ of all colors, shapes and sizes on paper, walls and clothing to express my own individuality. When I was teased about being an “oreo” or having “nappy hair”, art fueled my passion to be original on purpose.”

Today, Vernice draws from her diversity and experience that is vividly reflected in the many aspects of her creativity and her passion to FLY, First Love Yourself, by challenging young girls and women to grab hold of their true identity and self-worth. Her strengths include public speaking, creating multi media empowerment events and artistic workshops using faith, fashion and art as well as writing as you will find her upcoming book “This Means War” a spin of real life Faith, Fashion & The Supernatural!

Vernice Holmes is a whimsical woman of free-flowing expression who dedicates her life to advancing the Kingdom of God as a vessel of restoration. She has ministered for 20 years at New Beginnings Community Church in Darien, CT under the leadership of her Senior Pastor, Robert Cassara. In April of 2015 she stepped out of her comfort zone by leaving all that was familiar in ministry to lead and host multi-media events beyond the church walls.

Vernice is an accomplished fashion designer and illustrator who has worked for well-known retailers such as Macy’s, Nordstroms, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus and several specialty store chains across the country. She has traveled from Europe to the Far East shopping for the newest trends & styles. She is the CEO and Creative Director of I am Vernice that creates inspirational art, apparel and aromatherapy for young girls and women. Vernice has a penchant for using a variety of embellishments in her sketches and paintings—including jewels, sequins, beads, lipstick, flowers and of course glitter!

Vernice is also one of the lead teachers at Painting with a Twist in Westport, CT where she ushers scores of never-suspected-creative souls into a place of possibilities – possibility to be brave, to create and most of all to discover their hidden treasures.

In addition to being a celebrated artist, Vernice is a sought-after keynote speaker who has hosted sold-out events and has catalyzed changes in many lives.

Vernice has been married to her best friend, Carl, for 29 years and they have two beautiful children, Taccara and Jalen who are pursuing their God-dreams and purpose.

Vernice loves all things sparkle and makes a mean red velvet cake!

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