Victoria is a unique combination of fine artist, business entrepreneur and business owner which has propelled her into such diverse roles as art show promoter, museum curator, artist promoter, show judge and artwork procurement facilitator. She began her career as a wildlife artist in 1991 after spending the previous 20 years as an accomplished rider, instructor and owner of an equestrian center in Columbus, Ohio. Her passion for animals and wildlife art blossomed once she arrived in Denver in 1989.
Any chance for her to interact with wildlife in spirit, motion or daily life creates the inspiration for her individual sculptures. Her naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique specialty wood such as rare 1500 year-old bristlecone pine, found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl wood such as Carpathian elm, cherry and rose myrtle which yield stunning one of a kind creations as a result of their shape, age and rarity. Her talents extend into clay and wax sculpture which are cast for limited bronze editions. To achieve her best work she’s always pushing the limits on what can be done in any medium so as to create a different effect. Victoria’s purpose is to make a defining connection with her subject which embodies and transcends the essence of the animal.