Solway Shore – Victoria Wylie


Solway Shore

Artist: Victoria Wylie

Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media

Painting size: 120cm x 50 cm,  Framed size: 123 x 53 cm

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About the Artist

Victoria makes contemporary abstract landscape paintings from her home studio in Angus. Her paintings are a celebration of the natural world. Exploring the wilderness of Scotland’s land and sea and finding solitary moments surrounded by nature. Horizon lines fascinate Victoria.

Her work is bold, striking and atmospheric – the paintings respond to the changing elements and the rhythm of the landscape as she explores the visual tensions that arise when sky meets sea meets land.

She finds the ultimate joy in walking, cycling and just sitting and listening – allowing oneself to be immersed in the natural world – taking time to stop and breathe and be.

She explores places with knowledge of the geography of the landscape, a geekish interest in cloud formation and a desire to breathe in the intoxicating wilderness air!

Her paintings are memories of these moments and while each artwork is a reflection from a particular place, they encompass numerous experiences – each painting lends a fragment of itself to the next.

Victoria’s making process involves observing her surrounding environment. She seeks out unexpected pops of colour, shapes and patterns in landforms, ancient rock formations, plants and stones. The ever-changing light, the character of which is endemic to certain parts of Scotland, is a constant source of inspiration. She captures energy through playful mark-making and enjoys the serendipity that occurs as a result. Her connection with, and respect for the natural world is central to every mark she makes. This connection is something she hopes to share with others through her paintings.

Victoria graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art + Design with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles, and went on to complete a Master of Fine Art. She has exhibited throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK and has artworks in private collections across the world