“WITHIN CHAOS WE SEEK, GRASPING BEAUTY TO PROTECT OUR HEARTS, ENRICH OUR SOULS, AND INSPIRE US TO BE THE PEOPLE WE ONLY WISH WE COULD BE”
At the age of 30, Victoria Stothard has created and sold over 2000 works, and is today one of the UK’s most popular living artists.
From a very early age, her artistic talent was recognised by teachers and tutors alike, whilst throughout her educational career she has obtained outstanding grades and commendations for the individuality and unique experimental style of her work, which presented maturity in style and subject belying her young age.
Eternally obsessed with art in every form she would work prolifically, constantly striving to improve and experiment with every facet of art.
After developing throughout her G.C.S.E and A-level qualifications, she went on to complete an Art Foundation Course, a Textiles Crafts Degree, and later, graduated from a Fine Art BA (hons) Degree.
Since graduating she has developed her professional career, to become today a respected and prolific member of the art world, exhibiting in some of the best UK and International galleries and venues.
Being a constant advocate of experimental styles and diverse materials, she only exhibits and sells the works she feels best represent the highest quality, style and substance her talent can afford.
Influences upon her work show great diversity, from the symbolic botanical studies by artist Georgia O’Keefe to the starkly contrasting colour manipulation of Mark Rothko, the sculptural passion of Vivienne Westwood’s couture and thought provoking, emotive and energetic works of Damien Hirst and Jackson Pollock.
These influences are most apparent In her use of psychology, symbolic texture composition and colour, subtly influencing and manipulating the subconscious of the audience, through form and chameleonic use of variant colours and layered textures. Within Stothard’s work each pattern and texture tells a story, known only to the onlooker’s own unique experiences of the world, relating to their individual interpretations of colour and form and the meaning therein.
She also believes strongly that the beauty of the World encapsulated through the creativity and energy of art should be accessible to everyone, not only those with deep pockets, and so despite their popularity her works remain affordable.
BIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICISED WORKS
Works have featured on film, tv and editorial.
Works have featured in the set dressing for several films, including “Blade II” (02), “Chain Mail” (06), and upcoming release “We are Together” (08).
Editorial features include Good Housekeeping and Art Review Magazine (viral).
Tv features include: “House Doctor”, “Grand Designs” and “60 Minute Makeover”
Winner of The Works Annual Art Prize ‘07
Winner of the Art of Green and Blacks Art Prize 2010
“LAIN BARE AMONGST MY CREATIVITY I AM NAKED, FOR ALL TO VIEW MY MIND AND SOUL”