From childhood days of building model airplanes and experimenting with a chemistry set, to her corporate career which frequently involved starting new projects and organizations, creating has been a critical part of her life.
Her first artistic efforts were self-taught in her teen years and featured watercolor flowers. There was some formal instruction in undergraduate studies at Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. Artistic efforts went dormant as she pursued a rewarding corporate career in a wide-range of industries focused on technology and management. On a lark, in 2010 she began evening art classes. The corporate life was starting to not be fun, and one evening while painting she realized it was time to reboot, refresh and spend more time creating.
Art led her to break the corporate chains with no regrets
Inspiration comes from flowers - part of being the daughter of a florist - and the island of St. Croix. For over 30 years, her husband, Steve (a devoted, hard-working supporter of the arts community) and Vicki have split their time between Florida and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Other things that turn her on artistically include domestic and world travels from Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean. Nearly every creation has a story reflected in the title. As the muses speak she may choose acrylic, graphite or watercolor media, occasionally combining multiple media.
Works have been featured at several juried shows in the Florida Hospital Art of Healing Gallery including as Featured Artist and the Historic Sanford Welcome Center Art Walk where works were honored with People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards. Purchases and commissions are in private collections in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Canada, Denmark and Iceland. Professional associations include Sanford Seminole Art Association, The Artists of Ponce Inlet and the Artists Guild of St. Croix and The P.O.W. Artists. Gallery participations include Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts and Molly’s Boutique on St. Croix, and the former Hyder Gallery of Fine Art in Lake Mary, FL.