Victoria makes contemporary abstract landscape paintings. Her eye is drawn towards horizon lines, colour, marks and shapes in the landscape. She has a passion for remote and open spaces and explores the visual tensions that arise when sky meets sea meets land. She translates these experiences into bold, striking and abstract depictions of a place. Each painting is a reflection from a particular place, a memory of a moment.
Exploring her environment on foot and bike is an important part of her practice – armed with a basic knowledge of the physical geography of the landscape, a geekish interest in maps and cloud formation and a desire to explore and breathe in the intoxicating wilderness air!
The paintings are predominantly made using acrylic paints. She uses different processes such as layering, scraping, re-painting and distressing. She loves to play with textures, opacity, patterns and colours and will often work further into the paintings with ink, pencils and oil pastels to create interesting marks and effects.
Victoria graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art + Design with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles, and went on to complete a Master of Fine Art.
She has exhibited throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK and has artworks in private collections across the world.
FLOW – Visual Arts Scotland.
Greengallery, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.
The Velvet Easel, Portobello, Edinburgh.
The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London.
Eion Stewart Fine Art, Stonehaven.
The Meffan, Forfar.
The Weem Gallery, Pittenweem.
Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry.
Dock Street Studios, Dundee
The Hour Image Gallery, Forfar.
The Changing Room, Stirling.
The Park Gallery, Falkirk.
Mall Galleries, London.
In addition to her fine art practice Victoria also runs creative workshops for children and adults (EXPLORE PLAY CREATE); as well as a successful design and project co-ordination business, Project Stuff. She is an Associate of Open Change, a Dundee-based a service design and innovation company, and also a freelance designer with the Learning Team at V&A Dundee.
2002 – 2003: Master of Fine Art –Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.
1994 – 1997: BDes (Honours) Constructed Textiles – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art + Design, University of Dundee
1993 – 1994: B.Tec Diploma, Foundation Studies in Art and Design – York College of Further & Higher Education