Vivien Haig was born in 1959, surrounded by arts, as both her parents were painters. She studied at Camden Arts Centre, St Martins School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art becoming a painter and a glass artist. She has been influenced by Victor Pasmore, Claude Rogers, William Gillies and Paul Maze. During Haig's study in Edinburgh she became involved with a group of artists who formed 'Le Salon de Mai', including Alfred Manessier and Nocholas de Stael. Haig's work explores light, form, nature and the feelings that arise from these. She has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and has designed some lancet and rose windows for St Patrick's Church in Soho, London. She currently owns a Glass Studio in Melrose, Scotland.