Location: United States
Victoria lives in the countryside near Ann Arbor, Michigan. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, her career developed around design that landed in interior design. When good fortune allowed her to move to Santa Barbara, California in 2003, she had the opportunity to explore more deeply her inner calling. A vast artist community there provided her with the opportunity to explore, where she ultimately discovered her true love, painting. Since then she devotes herself full-time to learning to paint and finding her own voice. Through her broad training and understanding of classical art and architecture, Asian studies, and her travels throughout Europe and Japan she has developed a particular sense of aesthetic that translates to a quiet and refined beauty in her work. She regularly attends workshops with accomplished artists.
Victoria's love of nature inspires her work. “In nature, we see quite beautifully ideas about relationships, or a fleeting moment, or even a particular phenomena. And when I see something that strikes me on a personal level, something so beautiful, then I am drawn to capture and communicate this. I see it really as sharing.” Victoria has painted primarily still life’s in the time-honored tradition of the old master's style Chiaroscuro, but more recently has shifted her focus to include some landscape painting. She is simultaneously exploring a more painterly quality in her work that is more playful and loose, impressionistic, and more reflective of her own personality.
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2010 19th Annual Juried Art Competition, Breckenridge Fine Art Center, Breckenridge, Texas
2010 2nd Place Prize, Casper Artists' Guild 16th Annual Miniature Art Show, Casper, Wyoming
2010 Ann Arbor Women's Artists Summer Juried Exhibit, Riverside Art Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2010 Art On The House, Michigan Capitol Building, Lansing, Michigan
2009 "Inflight" Birds viewed through the artist eye, Side Door Gallery, Dexter, Michigan
2007 Southern Nevada Desert Impressions-One Person Show, Paseo Verde Public Library, Henderson, Nevada
2007 Ann Arbor Women's Artists Spring Juried Exhibit, Ann Arbor Public Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan
University Of Michigan, B.A. 1998
Greg Kreutz workshop, 2006
Oil Painters of America
These original miniature oil paintings are very loose, impressionistic and painterly. Each is typically 3x5 inches.