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About Me and my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VictoriaVeedell/about

I am a painter based in San Francisco who is inspired by the effects of light, form, beauty and mystery in the natural world. I have a BFA in painting and continued my training at L’Ecole Albert Defois, Association D’Ateliers D’Art Internationaux, Les Cerquex, France and at graduate school at New York University. Over the past few years I have been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT in 2001 and 2008, Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan in 2004, and the Chitraniketan Residency, Kovalam, Kerala, India in 2002. My paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and art centers and can be found in numerous corporate and private collections. You can see more of my paintings at…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 30
  • Joined December 1, 2008

Favorite materials

oil paint, oil sticks, oil pastel, watercolor, canvas, wood panel, paper

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About

About Me and my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VictoriaVeedell/about

I am a painter based in San Francisco who is inspired by the effects of light, form, beauty and mystery in the natural world. I have a BFA in painting and continued my training at L’Ecole Albert Defois, Association D’Ateliers D’Art Internationaux, Les Cerquex, France and at graduate school at New York University. Over the past few years I have been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT in 2001 and 2008, Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan in 2004, and the Chitraniketan Residency, Kovalam, Kerala, India in 2002. My paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and art centers and can be found in numerous corporate and private collections. You can see more of my paintings at http://www.veedell.com

About the Paintings

I seek to transcend the traditional sense of landscape painting to create something more alluring. I dissolve the landscape, leaving only what I consider to be the essence of nature. I continually examine the effects of light, form, beauty and mystery in the natural world. 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 a source of artistic energy. I fashion images from memory and imagination, implying landscapes not necessarily seen, but felt. My paintings are grounded in a perspective associated with landscape; but rather than mirror the outside world I look inward to reveal the hidden identities and layered relationships that reflect my inner experiences.

I gather ideas by making small watercolors of landscapes and taking many photographs. My preferred medium in the studio is oil paint on canvas or wood panel because it lends itself well to my technique of painting. I begin with a loose under-painting and build up the surface through successive layering and glazing of colors. I react to subsequent layers until an image emerges.

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