Yet it was her abiding dream to one day
become a nature artist. And so in 2005, with a burning desire
to achieve her goal, paired with her love for animals, Vicki
began to paint in pastel - her first commissioned pet portraits.
Donating a percentage of proceeds to animal welfare and conservation
A keen birder and student of nature, New
Zealand wildlife and ecological themes have been her focus for
an ongoing series of works. I love to explore wild places
and observe the animals from life - working from this firsthand
experience and my own reference material as much as possible.
I aim to portray the subjects with dignity and strive to evoke
a strong connection to our natural world she says.
These days Vicki and her partner Marcel
reside in the heart of New Zealands foremost winegrowing
region - Renwick, Marlborough. An area nestled between the beautiful
Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura and Nelson Lakes regions. These
wilderness areas and their own garden provide much of the inspiration
for Vickis work. Their home is a colonial cottage built
in 1874, retaining its original old world charm. The artists
private studio is upstairs, under the rafters in the attic.
Merivale Fine Arts (Christchurch)
Phone: + 64 3 572 7474 - Mobile:
021 061 2697
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