Acrylic, graphite, charcoal on gallery braced birch panel
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
About ‘Muddy Waters’
Victoria’s surrealistic paintings combine various unrelated elements that appeal to her: animals, maps, circus-like characters, the natural beauty she sees during her runs, to name a few. The people and scenery of her travels also play into her work, often serving as subject matter and/or backdrops within her surreal visions.
This mixed media (acrylic, charcoal, and graphite) painting, called Muddy Waters, was inspired by Victoria’s visits to New Orleans, on the banks of the Mississippi River. It contains a section of the Mississippi River, itself, from an aerial perspective. The artist has also included mysterious elements, suggesting a treasure map, containing hand drawn arcane clues for the viewer to ‘follow’.
Victoria Wallace is a mixed media artist and artist-educator. Toronto-born, Victoria has called Peterborough her home for the last lucky 13 years.
Her work is shown in galleries in Toronto, Mississauga, Peterborough, Haliburton, Warkworth, in festivals, solo, and group exhibitions across Ontario.
She teaches at the Haliburton School of Art and Design (Haliburton), Fleming College (Peterborough), the Art Gallery of Peterborough, The Art School of Peterborough, Station Gallery (Whitby), LucSculpture (Toronto), Humber College Assembly Hall (Toronto), and various other public and private arts/educational institutions. She operated a successful mural and specialty paint finish company in Toronto for over 25 years.