Vartouhi Pinkston was born in New York City in 1973. From very early age she exhibited a unique talent in painting which enabled her to win her first art contest at the age of five. As a child she was a student of the famed New York artist Anahid Janjigian. Vartouhi spent her first years of schooling at Holy Martyrs Armenian School in Bayside, Queens, where her artistic talents were nurtured and greatly encouraged. In 1991 she graduated the H.S. of Art & Design in Manhattan majoring Illustration and Fashion Illustration. Vartouhi continued at the famous Art Students League in Manhattan specializing printmaking. The artist is the recipient of numerous prestigious art awards and her work is admired and sold in the United States and countries throughout the world. In 2009 Vartouhi wrote and illustrated her first children's book "Princess, one day you're gonna move mountains". After enormous success, the following year her second book "The Creation of a Survival Guide" was published, followed by her third book "Breastmilk, Please" in 2011. These three books are amazing: poetically written with great sensitivity and wonderfully illustrated with the artist's original cooper-etchings, and can be enjoyed by the entire family.