Artist Victoria Schon
My Intention | To create meaningful, soulful artwork that inspires us to live a more compassionate, peaceful, and harmonious life. And that this work brings comfort, life-sustaining happiness and freedom to all sentient beings.
(b. 1958) Victoria Schon lives in the countryside near Dexter, Michigan. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, her career developed around interior design. When good fortune allowed her to move to Santa Barbara, California in 2003, she had the opportunity to explore more deeply her inner calling. A vast artist community there provided her with the opportunity to explore, where she ultimately discovered her true love, oil painting. Since then she devotes herself full-time to painting.
She is known for her impressionist, colorful and expressive brush work. Victoria's love of nature inspires her work. “In nature, we see quite beautifully ideas about relationships, or a fleeting moment, or even a particular phenomena. And when I see something that strikes me on a personal level, something so beautiful, then I am drawn to capture and communicate this. I see it really as sharing.” Victoria's early paintings were primarily still life’s in the time-honored tradition of the old master's style Chiaroscuro. But more recently she has shifted her focus to include more animals, landscape painting, and buddhist imagery, while simultaneously exploring more painterly brushwork that is playful and loose, impressionistic, and more reflective of her own personality.
Victoria received her bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Michigan and has studied oil painting and design with nationally recognized artists. She is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She is an animal welfare advocate and donates 10% of all painting sales to select animal welfare organizations.
2012 Small Works Annual Exhibit, Riverside Art Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2010 19th Annual [...]
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