Vickie is an artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, California with her husband and 2 amazing children. Her passions include art, gardening, animals, and being in Nature.
Vickie’s paintings are done in oil and she is constantly producing her smaller works and sketches in gouache. She is inspired by being out in nature and observing, interpreting the color and light found in the natural world and is passionate about working en plein air.
What Draws Me In
Vickie’s art is drawn towards the broken, imperfect, unusual—whether it be a landscape, figure or still life she is always looking for a little imperfection or accident, a symbol that can say just a little bit more to make it my own. That may be just a spot of blue within a sea of orange or a crack in the pavement below a pot of flowers, or a stray hair that has fallen over the eye of the sitter. There is always some deeper meaning under the surface in any painting she creates…this is what keeps her work magical and interesting. Fresh brushstrokes and bold color and light are what makes her paintings stand out.
She is also passionate about building community through art and nature and sharing the way she sees the world.
Education & Career
She received her BFA in Illustration from California State University Fullerton and has been working ever since as an Illustrator and Art Director in Children’s Online entertainment companies such as Disney Interactive and Age of Learning.
Memberships & Appearances
Vickie also is a fine artist and is currently a member of the California Art Club and Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore and participates regularly in paint- outs, art shows, and exhibitions. She frequently exhibits at Galleria Gitana and the San Fernando Cultural Arts Center and teaches drawing and plein-air painting.
My painting had become sporadic and I was feeling very uninspired but this day I had in mind to capture my daughter, my muse, in an otherworldly beauty, something magical and mystical.
New painting on view in a new show at the Santa Paula Art Museum
En Plein Air: An Exploration of Malibu and Ventura County
Moments of Joy
This painting truly was a moment of joy to create. The theme for this show fit perfectly as it was created on a particularly sunny and warm day and was the first allied artists paint out meeting in person since the pandemic started. So double the joy for me. I had been to this lake … Read more
Three Portraits, Three Generations
THE ART OF CREATIVE AGING
SFVACC 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, California, 91356
Exhibition: August 6 – 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday Aug. 10th
New Painting at the Santa Paula Museum
ON LOCATION AT THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
An Allied Artists Show
at the Santa Paula Art Museum
117 N 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Reception: 7/13/2019 4pm–6pm
Exhibition: 7/13/2019 – 11/3/2019
California Art Club
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS & MALIBU MINIATURES
A California Art Club Show
at Santa Monica Mountains National Visitor Center.
26876 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, California 91302
Reception: 7/13/2019 1:00 – 3:00pm
Exhibition: 7/2/2019 – 8/31/2019
Art Across the Valley
ART ACROSS THE VALLEY
La Galeria Gitana
120 N Maclay Ave Ste E, San Fernando, CA 91340
Exhibition: Jan 26, 20197 – March 8, 2019
Reception: Jan 26, 2019
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