Victoria studied at Camberwell College of Art and Chelsea College of Art, London graduating with BA Fine Art, First Class Honours. Before working full time as an artist, Victoria had a career in Arts and Culture PR, for institutions including ICA, Somerset House and Affordable Art Fair.
She is based in London, and works in her studio, painting and drawing figurative works and undertaking commissions. She regularly exhibits in London and was recently selected for the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London and the ArtRooms Prize. In 2019, she was chosen to be Artist In Residence at the luxury Bankside Hotel in Central London.
My work aims to communicate the intensity of the painted figure through pose, gesture and expression. I create contemporary figurative paintings by mixing traditional oil techniques with modern mediums, working on canvas, board or metal. The juxtaposition of different surfaces, materials and compositions act to heighten the figurative image in each piece. While the figures are painted thinly in oils, the backgrounds use modern light-reflective pigments, taking the subject out of their original context and placing them into a realm without circumstances or conditions. My new gold works reference the importance gold has played as a medium within the history of painting and creates a contemplative space for the figure in each piece. The grandeur of the gold creates a contrast with the figures' contemporary look, everyday clothes and gestures. My most recent figurative series celebrates creative and entrepreneurial women I know living and working in London, who I have met through art college, studios, exhibitions and working in the London art world.
As well as painting people, I also love painting animals and also create pen and ink drawings of famous architectural buildings in London. Having lived in London for nearly 10 years, I'm always inspired by the beautiful variety of architecture in the city.
I regularly undertake commissions of people, animals, buildings and pets. It important to me that in my commissions not only capture the likeness of a person, but also their character and personality.