A look into the eyes of this beautiful animal shows a depth of "knowing" that left me longing to understand more. This is a gallery wrapped acrylic on canvas in floater frame. I am constantly inspired by the beauty of nature and the extraordinary and often times, fleeting moments when animals and wildlife interact in ways that are not predicted. I strive for what I call “close encounters” with the beauty of the world that surrounds us and photography is an important first step in my process. I find beauty in many different things and do not restrict my subject matter, relying on my emotional response to what I see.
I work in Oils and Acrylics and describe the work as Contemporary Realism. I am a daily painter and enjoy painting miniatures to large scale pieces.
During 12 years in Ruidoso, NM and 2 years in Santa Fe, NM, I participated actively in studio tours, city sponsored exhibits, one-person and group shows, as well as shows in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Dallas, Texas.
In 2014 I moved to Bernalillo, NM, where I am a member of the Rio Grande Art Association and NM Art League. I currently have art on display at the Gathering Artists Gallery,
See more of Victoria's work at www.vmauldinart.com