Victoria’s evocative work expresses her fascination with wild locations, primarily the land and sea. Her paintings seek to harness the emotive value of memory and its reference to place. Although personal to the artist, they possess a contemplative quality which resonates with the viewer.
Evolving from direct observation, these pieces often become more intuitive as they progress: an attempt to capture the moment, a shift in atmosphere and light, a symbolic significance.
Her process follows a specific formula: water-based pigments are mixed with sea or river water so that the work evolves from the landscape itself. Collage may also be added in order to explore different qualities of surface, echoing the physicality of the environment. At other times acrylic and oil paint are layered on canvas allowing impasto and glazing techniques to be exploited.
Ultimately it is about following a journey and only when the moment is captured can it be complete.