It's me Victoria,
I was born and raised on a farm in Noblesville, Indiana. Throughout school, art was always my favorite subject. I confided in the process of art to help me come out of my shell, as I was quite a quiet and reserved person, certainly not the case anymore. I felt I was free to create anything because it was the one class that had no right or wrong way to do things as long as you gave your best. As the years progressed I found myself always drifting more towards taking extra art related courses. So when I went to apply for college I knew I wanted to be a teacher but not necessarily an artist. However as the years progressed and we were required to take elective courses, my natural tenancy, as you may have guessed, was to drift towards art courses once again. I soon discovered being an art teacher was exactly my course of action and when passion met purpose I eventually graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Arts with an Art Education Degree.
Later on throughout the years after graduation I became a selling artist and art teacher. As an artist the process of art making has been my main focus. There is something so calming about the process of making art whether it be sculptures, paintings, ceramics, you name it, I wanted to get my hands on it. I have dabbled in a variety of art forms, typically not having one set “style”... So from several ceramics courses in college, to watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, chalk pastels, oil pastels, jewelry, floral arrangements, sharpie drawings, charcoal and graphite drawings, mixed media and wire sculpture, plaster sculptures, casting sculpture projects and so on, I have developed a love for all types of art. I love learning new techniques and I am constantly trying to absorb more knowledge to give to my students. My drive and curiosity has really been the motivation behind my artwork, that and I have a horse that's really cute and drains my bank account, probably because I like to feed him extra treats.
As an artist I am always looking for new materials and finding new ways to create art. My love for the process and skills I learned in school really has given me a great foundation to teach these ideas to my students. I actually learn even more about the process of art making through this process of teaching. It's been a great journey into the art world and I can't wait for what the years to come may bring. Here is to more art making and passing on my knowledge to my art students.
Also a few side notes..... I grew up riding and three day eventing horses and always had a side hustle at horse shows. Braiding horses and cleaning saddles was my jam. So naturally I was drawn to the entrepreneurial side of the art world. I also enjoy traveling. Anywhere and everywhere and I recently got back from Europe (well last fall but it seems like yesterday). I can't wait to see where art takes me and hope you'll stick around to see where I end up!
-Best of luck in all you do and feel free to message me with any questions, comments or concerns.