I am Viktoriya. I am a Ukrainian-born American living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I am generally a self-taught artist working in different mediums such as oils, acrylics, and resin epoxy. My formal education lies in graphic design, but I've always been drawn to an artistic and “imperfect” human touch in art. Currently, I work full-time as a graphic designer in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
In working through the insecurities of becoming my own person, creating large and confident paintings was a way to explore who I wanted to be and why. It was a direct coorelation in embracing the somewhat exuberant personality that sometimes creep
to the surface more often than not.
In each piece, I work to embrace everything I love about an image; the colors, the mood,
the excess of pattern, or even how pleasant adding thick strokes of paint can feel. Creating large and vivid art, has allowed a confidence to build that slowly tends to transition into my
day to day life.
As time goes on, I hope to build myself and my artwork into braver, bigger, livelier, and more fascinating pieces. :) And hopefully to inspire YOU to be bold as well.
(Photo courtesy of Tamara Chepelyuk)