Victoria is a student of vivid colour and spatial contrast. She worked with Doug Morton during her graduating year of Fine Arts at York University. Each of Victoria’s paintings begins with a line from a poem or prayer, providing her a kind of mantra she uses to distil the healing energy that define her process whether it is with an oversize flower, a floating nest or a tranquil landscape. She enjoys working in both large mural format and smaller intimate canvas pieces from her studio on Hamilton’s James Street North.
Victoria’s dramatic skies have become her signature, inviting the viewer to consider the heavens while pondering the wonders of a flower’s bloom. Flowers painted from the perspective of an ant provide striking contrast to the clouds and sky that frame these still life images. The juxtaposition creates a surreal feeling to the viewer.
Each landscape piece is a reflection of the healing energy which is part of her morning ritual, paddling the waters and walking the trails near her cottage on the edge of Algonquin Park and Hamilton’s many green spaces. She enjoys playing strong colours and patterns against each other to push their contrasts and illustrate the mood and majesty of the land. Her gilded work on paper play with the strong silhouettes of nests and their contents and the sentinel shapes of northern pine trees .
Her work is available from numerous galleries in Ontario and shows throughout the region. She is represented by Earls Court Gallery and Art Etc in Hamilton, AGB in Burlington, Paula White Diamond in Waterloo, and Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls.