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Artist Victoria Ekelund


An example of fine art by Victoria Ekelund

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The Artist Says:


 
Write up from a recent interview:
Her paintings are compositionally dynamic, revealing not only her many years with brush in hand, but her commitment to mastering the rudimentary components of two-dimensional art; line, shape, color, value, depth, texture and form. She captures reflections in glass, water, and shining wood floors, which is no small feat, and brings the hardness and chill of winter ice in a Platt Park alley to life. Considering the variety of work that cover the walls in her two-story house, you get the sense that she’ll take on anything—from dense forests and foggy beaches, to jam-packed city scenes, to people eating lunch on the curb. Ekelund has the ability to make the mundane interesting.
Victoria won Best of Show at the Own an Original show in Littleton, CO which gave her a one person show the following year.
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Collectors Say:


The comments that I have heard on my alley paintings are “how come my alley doesn’t look as good as the ones you paint?” or or “I never thought I would say I could hang a painting of an alley in my living room, but now I see that as a definite possibility.”
 
"Light is such a strange medium, so elusive and so powerful. It gives and takes away at the same time. You have done a great job capturing both the solidity, security of your graphic style and the mystery of the changing light. "
 



Dealers Say:


Wow! No, we've not sold a painting yet but, wanted you to know that the two paintings of the children "at art" both have garnered over 750 peeks on Facebook and our average is around 200 to 250. So, people love those paintings.



Other Artists Say:


Her paintings are compositionally dynamic, revealing not only her many years with brush in hand, but her commitment to mastering the rudimentary components of two-dimensional art; line, shape, color, value, depth, texture and form. She captures reflections in glass, water, and shining wood floors, which is no small feat, and brings the hardness and chill of winter ice in a Platt Park alley to life. Considering the variety of work that cover the walls in her two-story house, you get the sense that she’ll take on anything—from dense forests and foggy beaches, to jam-packed city scenes, to people eating lunch on the curb. Ekelund has the ability to make the mundane interesting.
 
Quang Ho stopped at my booth at the ASLD Art Market: Yours is the only booth that has drawn me in to look at your work. I love it. Who have you studied under???
 



Biography


As a gardener, Victoria endeavors to impart the essence of nature in her work. Victoria strives for that same essence of individual nature when painting any subject.
 
Born into a military family she was fortunate enough to move to Europe as a young child spending her formative years there. That had a profound affect; by the sense of history and culture that surrounded the everyday. Her mother loved to travel and therefore the family traveled often from wherever the home base was at the time. World class art museums were readily available for soaking up the wonder of color, composition and subject matter.
 
Victoria attended the Colorado Institute of Art, graduating in Advertising Design. That background in graphic design is still in evidence in her paintings today with her strong sense of composition, shapes and color.
 
On and off over the years while working and raising a family she attended the Art Students League of Denver studying under some of Denver's finest artists. Drawing, printmaking and then oil paints.
 
Victoria enjoys being outdoors and painting. Being a part of the Plein Aire Artists of Colorado (PAAC) affords her the opportunity to paint with like minded artists. There is nothing better than being outdoors doing what you love best with others that share the same passion.
 
Having been in many local and national juried exhibitions over the years, she has earned from Honorable Mentions to Artists Choice and Best of Show awards.
 Professional Organizations: Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, American Impressionist Society 
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