Victoria makes contemporary abstract landscape paintings from her home studio in Angus, Scotland. 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.
Walking and cycling is an important part of Victoria’s practice – she explores her environment 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! She has a particular love of horizon lines, colour, marks and shapes found in the landscape.
Victoria predominantly uses acrylic paints to make her paintings. 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.
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.