Behind the scenes:
Victoria found her passion for art as a gifted little girl who blossomed into a young pencil artist as a teen. She was so driven to master her craft, she’d skip the weekend high school parties for time with her art. At 19 she was hired by Disney as a graphic artist. By 27 she had 5 children, her other loves, who she also taught art and design to. Victoria loves using her talent in portrait drawing along with fluid/flow painting to create the art you see today.
She often adds elements sentimental to her clients such as sand from their favorite romantic beach, dirt from a first home or leaves from a tree that has special meaning, making each piece a one-of-a-kind piece of art special to the couple, family or friend. For Victoria, creating this style of modern art is a spiritual experience, a source of meditation and a means to beautify the world. She gives back by sharing her tips and techniques on Instagram, teaching classes to all ages and donating works of art to charities.
My modern art was born from not wanting to be on earth anymore a few months ago. Not quite like thoughts of suicide but rather I simply asked God to snap his fingers and make me disappear. And I meant it.
When I saw that God wasn’t taking me, I realized I “had” to be around. I asked myself “What would I do if I could do anything?” And what came to me was a form of art I was scared to try. It had chemicals and a style I was new to for which I had lots of angst about. But when you’re at rock bottom, you’ve lost loved ones and on the way to losing cars and a home- suddenly things just don’t matter.
Along with what didn’t matter anymore, came things like fear of rejection, trying to make everyone happy or worrying if I’d look stupid. It was all GONE. As this deep sadness lifted over a course of weeks, It slowly shifted into thoughts like “other’s opinions don’t define my worth nor do I care ...but there ARE things worth being around for” ...and then joy began to come back into my heart.
I felt joy MOST when I took the scary plunge into this form of art. (Into myself) I began to feel alive. I was losing sleep (still am) not due to stress but due to sheer excitement to get out of bed each day...to express myself on canvas without restraint.
It’s been 7 weeks. 7 long, hard, exciting, thrilling precious weeks.
I am still mourning the loss of my best friend, my dog “Tomato”. She comes to me in dreams all the time. She runs up with all 4 legs giving me love as I ache for hers daily. She was a pet. She was a service dog. She protected me and my house from intruders and abusers. She’d stand in between myself and him. She was everyone’s best friend whether they met her or not.
This past week, since my car got broken into has been the most financially lucrative week I’ve ever had with art but the healing has also been immense. From delivering commissions and seeing your joy upon arrival to realizing that though I am horrified at losing “Tomato”, this peace I have now in life, where my days are only filled with love from you guys, a few business logistics and art... well I needed something tragic to happen to remember who I am. (And then act like it)
What’s the first step to getting a gorgeous custom piece in your home? Just message me and I’ll contact you. It’s a really fun process to create custom pieces for people.
Today I’m working with pebbles I was sent that were on a lake in Canada that have special meaning to a family.
(I wondered if I’d ever bare my soul about Tomato... Thank you for listening.)
Message me or my agent to begin your commissioned work or purchase one of the pieces available from my online store.