Art that lights the room on fireCapturing joy, passion and love of life on canvas.
As an artist, I am inspired by the natural beauty of the world around me. My paintings encourage a conversational experience by acknowledging that everyone sees the world differently.
This is why I paint, and it’s why my paintings vibrate off the walls they hang on. The flat, smooth surface of the canvas bursts with vibrant colours and whimsy shapes full of an energy and joy that has become the signature of my work. The black outlines add a finishing touch to the story, and after each piece is completed I am in “awe” of having done it.
Here, you won’t just find artwork that “pops” in any particular space; these paintings are created to light the room on fire.
From imagination to canvas: the artist’s way
Clients tell me they immediately recognize a Vicki when they see one. My art is uniquely mine because when I found my artistic voice, I held onto it and refused to let anyone change it. Inspired by the Canadian landscapes made memorable by Georgian Bay, Ontario, my paintings are as wild and free as I am.
I believe art is an interpretation of the soul.
There’s nothing I love more than seeing how genuinely thrilled my clients are to have one of my paintings hanging in their space. Sometimes all you need is a splash of colour to put a smile on your face. This is what drives me. I am inspired by the way a blank canvas can transform into a life-changing connection.
It’s an absolute privilege to create something that impacts the lives of many and makes the world a happier place.
What begins as a memory, sketch or photograph, transforms in my mind’s eye to a lively collection of shapes and lines.
A watercolour wash helps me to amplify the colours, allowing the lights and darks to dance freely across the page. The trees immediately take on a red, purple or blue hue. I use varying colours to capture the essence of the sky, which then depicts what colour the landscape will be.
After the design and the colours are established, I begin to paint. For days on end, I paint 40 layers of golden acrylic, using only the highest pigment quality. This is how my paintings earn their vibrancy. And it’s why I don’t ever worry about copycats of my art – you can try to mimic the layers, but I promise you’ll quickly grow bored.
My absolute favourite part of the process comes near the end, when I grab my oil-based black marker and begin to outline the shapes, pulling them off the canvas and giving them a burst of new life.
A painting to last forever
Each canvas I create is covered in so many layers of paint, the painting will last forever.
Even the prints are created with the highest quality of colour matching ink, guaranteed to last over 100 years.
As an artist, your art is your legacy. I want mine to serve as a reminder to chase your dreams and live life to the fullest. To see the possibilities of the world through the eyes of a child. What better gift is there to offer?