Verna Vogel was born in rural Ontario, and has since lived in several Canadian provinces, and also in Malaysia for a time.
She attended the Studio Arts Program at Capilano University in Vancouver BC, where she studied painting with Marcus Bowcott and Nancy Boyd, printmaking with Wayne Eastcott. She then studied abroad for one year, completing the 3rd Year Fine Arts Program at Institut Seni Lukis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
Verna has exhibited her work in commercial and public galleries in Canada, and her works can be found in collections in Canada, the US, Europe and Malaysia.
Verna Vogel currently resides in Calgary AB, where she maintains a committed studio practice.