A “Hoosier” by birth, Victoria now considers herself a California artist. A Californian since 2007, she is an innovative emerging west coast artist and has exhibited at several art festivals in southern California. She is largely self taught; however, her years of experience have been through workshops, college courses, studio experience and personal study.
Victoria went through a major change in her life in 1993 that resulted in her creativity blossoming in many areas of the arts. She studied saxophone for seven years and piano for three. She spent a lot of time in her home learning many styles of decorative wall painting. She has explored many areas of the arts such as; oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, graphic design, photography, jewelry craft and music. She is always trying new styles and techniques, so she can learn and grow as an artist. Her teachers have inspired her in many ways and she is fortunate to have learned from some of the best.
Workshops & Classes
7th Annual Art Expo, Pasadena, CA - October 2011
Otis Art & Design, Westchester, CA - June, 2010
Jewelry Design - Bead Stringing, Knotting and Wire Wrapping with Faye Rouhi
Otis Art & Design, Westchester, CA - February, 2010
Photography - Lighting Techniques with Photographer Michael Wells
Jewelry classes at Ritual Adornments, Santa Monica, CA - 2009
5th Annual Art Expo, Pasadena, CA - October, 2009
Otis Art & Design, Westchester, CA - 2009
Painting and drawing with artists Laddie John Dill and Bonita Helmer
Class for emerging artists "How to get Hung"
Instructed by gallery owner and radio personality Holly Barnes
Art Experience Studio, Studio City, CA - 2008
Acrylic painting with Susan Manders
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI - 2006
Drawing, color and composition
Workshops with oil on canvas - 1996/98
Art Barn Studio, Valpariso, IN - 1995
Plein Air watercolor
Malibu Art Festival - May 2012
Bistango Gallery Restaurant Feb. - July, 2011
Palm Springs Desert Art Festival - March 2011
Long Beach Artwalk - December, 2010
Burbank Art Festival - November, 2010
Brea Art Jazz Festival - September, 2010
Culver City Art Festival - September, 2010
Saxophone with Charlie Adkins, Notre Dame, IN 1995-2002
Piano, Corey Thompson, Kalamazoo, MI 2006-07
Piano, Lauri Robinson, NOHO (North Hollywood) Academy - 2008
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Coursework in Information Graphic Design
IVY Tech Community College, South Bend, IN
Coursework in Information Technology
A.A.S. in Business Administration, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
International Society of Acrylic Painters - www.isap-online.com
West Coast Artists - www.westcoastartist.com
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