“I just love paint.
And I love to travel. And to teach other people to paint.
That’s it really.”
Vicki’s love of paint is totally infectious. Her approach to colour and atmosphere is thoughtful and enlightening. Helping to see hues and tones is part of her approach, then it’s all about enjoying the paint itself.
She graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and later studied for a teaching certificate specializing in post 16 education. Vicki has studied with master painters from Italy and the USA. Applying traditional skills and methods to paintings of a modern world, she has an engaging method that finds you able to find the right mood and atmosphere for your artwork.
“My fondness for travelling and painting has naturally led me into the world of Plein Air painting. Working quickly on location to capture the essence of a time and place encourages a looser, more impressionist style of painting. This puts an emphasis on atmosphere rather than detail, and colour is the vehicle through which I seek to capture light and place. Colour is everything, the harmony of colours together on the canvas and the thick, creamy blobs of paint on the surface inspire me every time. I really do just love paint and I love making paintings.”
Her works have won teaching and painting awards in the Europe and the USA, she is a regular contributor to Plein Air events and competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. Vicki has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London and been awarded a prize from the Oil Painters of America.
Her growing reputation as a master of colour has led naturally to a role as ambassador for Michael Harding Paints which allows Vicki indulge her love of colour and ‘nerd out’ about pigments, binders and all things technical with one of the world’s most respected Colourmen.
A popular tutor and demonstrator, Vicki is recognised for her clear communication and boundless enthusiasm.