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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


I connect with collectors of all stripes; From youth to the more mature, worldly individual.  Those who have their interest piqued by the pathway into life they might not have seen before them, yet are know being beckoned into this new realm of possibilities. As an international traveler, I paint my experiences in our world and how I see God’s hand at work in it. For me it is sharing that good with which is all around us. We all have a unique vision, yet yearn to meet others who see what we see, or are open to see life in a way they hadn’t contemplated before yet resonate with.Born into a military family I was fortunate enough to move to Europe as a young child spending my formative years there. I was profoundly affected by the sense of history and culture that surrounded the everyday. My mother was a rolling stone therefore the family traveled from wherever the home base happened to be. How I ended up in Denver was to attend the Colorado Institute of Art graduating in Advertising Design. That background in design is still evident in my work today through my strong sense of composition, shapes and color.The driving force behind my work is an endearing interest in people; in the human spirit. What motivates people in their everyday lives. Its’ emotional resonance and the way over time how it manifests in our relationships with others or the world around us. My mother-in-law once asked me why I would not paint a straight landscape with no obvious signs of human interference. I replied because it is the human imprint on our world that fascinates me. It is all about relationships to me. With my background living in different cultures, it is what I believe unites us. Growing [...]

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