Featured Artist Victoria Veedell

Artsy Shark presents the light-filled and ethereal portfolio of featured artist Victoria Veedell. Find out more about this fascinating artist and see more of her paintings by visiting her website.

 

 

I am a full time painter working in San Francisco, CA.  I have a BFA from Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, TX and completed work towards an MA in painting at NYU.    I have been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Japan and the Chitraniketan Residency, India. Travel is an important component in my work, as it allows me to observe and compare gradients of color, light and atmosphere in different geographic areas.

 

 

My paintings are based on nature, fashioned from memory and imagination, and imply landscapes not necessarily seen, but felt.  I dissolve the landscape, leaving only what I consider to be the essence of nature.  I continually examine the effects of light and form in the natural world.  The dramatic effect of light that happens throughout the day sets the mood for each painting.  My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and art centers and is a part of many corporate and private collections.

 

 

What are you working on now?

I am currently putting the finishing touches on 2 large paintings for a commission for a luxury condo building in Oakland, CA.   These are the last of 8 paintings to be installed in the public areas on several floors of the building.  I’m also creating paintings for “Atmospheric Conditions” an upcoming solo show at the Metro Gallery in Reno, NV.

 

 

What are your goals? 

I have several goals that I set for this year. My first is to continue painting and pushing the paintings to the next level.  Second is to expand my network and cultivate 10 new collectors. I’m already half way there.  I want to double the number of paintings I sold the previous year. Third is to step up my search for representation and find a gallery that has collectors for my work and promotes me at art fairs.  Finally I want to attend an artist in residence program.  I continually look for new opportunities by sending out proposals for exhibitions and updating art consultants who are interested in placing my work.

 

 

What is your artistic vision? 

A fun and challenging exercise that I recently completed was to write my vision as though it is a magazine article that is written about you at the pinnacle of your career.  Below is the article:

Victoria’s dreamlike landscapes illicit an emotional response to the effects of light in nature.  Light is used to draw in the viewer to connect to her work. The images are based on nature, fashioned from memory and imagination, and imply landscapes not necessarily seen, but felt.  Victoria is inspired by her travels as it allows her to observe and compare gradients of color, light and atmosphere in different geographic areas. The dramatic effect of light that happens throughout the day sets the mood for the painting and creates a meditative atmosphere.  Time of day holds emotional and spiritual possibilities.  Nature becomes the source of her artistic energy.

 

 

Victoria travels every year to different artist residency programs gathering inspiration for her work.  This summer she was an AIR at  the prestigious Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.  She says the time spent in residence is the highlight of her art career.  She was able to create a whole new body of work from the experience.

 

 

When she is not traveling she creates her work in a beautiful 1000 sq. ft. light filled studio in San Francisco.  On the wall, where she paints is a custom-built wall easel that makes it easy for her to move her large paintings up and down while she paints.  There is ample storage space for her supplies and a large rack to safely store her finished paintings.  Her assistant keeps busy maintaining her inventory & mailing lists, correspondence with galleries and collectors, along with keeping track of Victoria’s exhibition schedule along with shipping and receiving so Victoria can focus on making her paintings.

 

 

You can find her work in several galleries.  She shows in  San Francisco,  Santa Fe,  Atlanta, Houston and New York.  She is a favorite at the art fairs In New York & Miami.  Her work is in many important public and private collections. There is a waiting list for her upcoming exhibition.

 

 

Comments

  1. These are gorgeous paintings! I love those colors!

  2. I’m honored to be a featured artist. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the comments. Victoria – it’s my pleasure to feature your beautiful portfolio!

  4. Victoria! So beautiful! I get lost in them!

  5. Wonderful paintings and great interview. Enjoyed reading and finding out more about Victoria.

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

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