Synergy at the Zen Center

I’m getting a workout installing the paintings at the Zen Center

Denise Dmochowski and I installed the latest edition of our work of Synergy in the Art Lounge at the Zen Center of San Francisco. The exhibition of our paintings will be on view until September 30.

 Denise and I blend our paintings together by color and light.

Synergy. The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, synergism. By presenting our paintings side by side we strive to create a beautiful atmosphere of peace and joy.

In the Art Lounge at the Zen Center. Through the doorway you can see Presidio Sunrise.

Our paintings shown together compliment each other beautifully. The colorful, light filled images draw you in offering a place of serenity and allowing for a connection to a deeper level of consciousness. In our individual interpretations of nature there is an energy that connects our work.

A selection of paintings to bring peace and calm to the visitors of the art lounge.

Do you have an idea of where we can show our work together again?  We are always looking for new places to show.  Please let us know, we would love to hear from you.

Synergy
Denise Dmochowski and Victoria Veedell
September 11 – 30
Zen Center of San Francisco
300 Page St., San Francisco, CA

How I begin a painting.

Presidio Series

Introducing my newest series of paintings inspired by morning dog walks through the Presidio. It’s a beautiful way to start the day. “Saturday Morning Presidio” is available at Secession Art & Design it’s on view in the Ecological on view in the Ecological Resiliance exhibition until September 30.  See the invitation below.

 

Sunrise Walk Presidio, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

Presidio Sunrise, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Saturday Morning Presidio, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″  

 

 

 

Atmospheric

AtmosphericSan Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

July 21 – October 19, 2017 | Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

This exhibition presents artwork that reflects the local environment with a notably moody aesthetic. Featuring paintings by Sarah Morrison, David Nyquist, Karen Smidth, Amy Lee Solomon, and Victoria Veedell.

Featuring two of my atmospheric landscape paintings “North Bay Passage” and “Monday Sunset”

North Bay Passage, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

 

Monday Sunset, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Synergy the Pop Up

Denise and I were delighted to see our artwork hanging together in a beautiful flow at Real Old Paper Gallery in North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Synergy was a one night only pop up. It was our first experiment with creating this kind of an exhibition.  We had a great time meeting new people and talking about our work.  All of my paintings from the show are available for purchase here.

Talking about our work with the guests.

Denise talking with Aaron of Paradox Media

Welcoming visitors on this rainy First Friday Art Walk in North Beach

We held an art giveaway and Sam K. from San Francisco was the lucky winner of these two little gems!

Thank you again for visiting!  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Next up: Spring Open Studios at Yosemite Place, Saturday, May 6, 11 am – 5 pm.

1777 Yosemite Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124

Synergy: A Pop Up Exhibition

Synergy. The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, synergism.

For the first time and for one night only Denise Dmochowski and I will show our paintings together in a beautiful combination at Real Old Paper Gallery in North Beach.

        Dmochowski, Peacock Memory, 25″ quatrefoil

The energy of the show is amazing!

            Veedell, Night Horizon, 24″ x 24″

Come on out say hi and have a glass of wine while enjoying this beautiful show.

One studio visitor exclaimed, “It is just breathtaking!”

First Friday Art Walk North Beach

April 7, 6-9 pm

Real Old Paper Gallery
801 Columbus Ave., San Francisco

Local Landscapes in Abstraction

Local Landscapes in Abstraction

Robert Allen Fine Art

October – November 25, 2016

A Group Exhibition of Works on Canvas Featuring:
Nicholas Coley
John Maxon
Victoria Ryan
and
Victoria Veedell

Over the Bay, oil on canvas, 36" x 36" and Fall Reflections, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

Over the Bay, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ and Fall Reflections, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

 

 

 

Victoria Veedell Installation View at Robert Allen Fine Art

Local Landscapes in Abstraction – installation view

 

Lost in Shanghai - Garden, oil on canvas, 48" x 36

Lost in Shanghai – Garden, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36

 

Victoria Veedell Installation View "Local Landscapes in Abstraction" at Robert Allen Fine Art Sausalito

Installation View “Local Landscapes in Abstraction”

ROBERT ALLEN FINE ART
301 Caledonia St, Sausalito
415.331.2800
Open to the public
Monday through Friday 10-5 p.m.
or by appointment

October in Iceland

Gulkistan Artist Residency Studio Building - Iceland - October 2016

Gulkistan Artist Residency Studio Building – Iceland – October 2016

Gullkistan – the Residency

For the past few years, I’d been dreaming of visiting Iceland. Gullkistan was the perfect opportunity for me to experience the beauty of Iceland and also, have a studio to make art.  I spent the month of October 2016 at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity an artist residency, located in Laugarvatn, a small village on a lake surrounded by horse farms and mountains.  When the weather cooperates it’s possible to see Hekla, the stratovolcano in the distance.

Click here to see the paintings I was inspired to create.

There were six artists working at the residency.  Stacy Lynn Gould, Molly Burt-Westvig, Merle Pa, Josephine Turalba and Dennis Kim

The Artists - from left Stacy, Victoria, Molly, Merle, Josephine and Dennis

The Artists – from left Stacy, Victoria, Molly, Merle, Josephine and Dennis

We each had our own space within the 2 big rooms that served as our studios.  While I’m not a fan of group working situations, I was able to overcome my objection by setting up my studio first thing when I arrived.  The more comfortable I am in my space the easier it is to focus on painting.

My studio setup with paintings at Gullkistan in Iceland

My studio setup with paintings at Gullkistan in Iceland

The view out of my studio window at Gullkistan in Iceland

The view out of my studio window at Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland

The wall of paintings in progress at Gullkistan in Iceland

The wall of paintings in progress at Gullkistan in Iceland

I brought lots of prepared paper and a few small canvases.  I was limited by what would fit in my two suitcases.  Laugarvatn is such a beautiful and peaceful place, I was inspired to paint many views of the lake at different times of day.

View of the lake from mid-mountain.

View of the lake from mid-mountain.

Iceland – The Highlights

I want to share a brief glimpse of what I saw in Iceland.

Laugarvatn is situated in a perfect spot for traveling to the “must see” places.  It’s one of the stops on the Golden Circle a popular tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometres looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. Luckily, the residency has a car available for the artists to use and take on day trips.  Once a week we would pick a few places to visit and all load in the car for a tour.  Some of the highlights include Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir

Gullfoss  translated  means “Golden Falls” and is one of Iceland’s most beautiful and without a doubt  most popular waterfall.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss - waterfall

Gullfoss – waterfall

Geysir

Geothermal area at Geysir

Geothermal area at Geysir.  The geyser just about to blow.

The Þingvellir is a national park. It is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Þingvellir - National Park

Þingvellir - National Park

Þingvellir – National Park

The land of rainbows and waterfalls!

Skogafoss

Skogafoss

In the last week of my residency, I decided to leave a few days early to spend some time in Reykjavik, hike up a glacier and see the icebergs of the glacier lagoon and spend a day sightseeing around the Reykjanes Peninsula.

The glacier lagoon

The glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. I took an amphibian boat tour around the lagoon. During the excursion you sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón.

Icebergs

Icebergs

Arriving at the Falljokull glacier.

Arriving at the Falljokull glacier.

I did it! I strapped on the crampons, faced my fear of heights and falling off of mountains and climbed up Falljokull (glacier). I had 2 very nice/patient guides. One super pro New Zealander and a newbie Icelandar. Luckily, they didn’t cancel the tour even though I was the only guest. We hiked down at sunset. Absolutely breathtaking view.

Hiked up the Falljokull glacier!

Hiked up the Falljokull glacier!

I made it up the glacier!

I made it up the glacier!

Sunset on Falljokull - glacier

The sun is setting as we make our way down the glacier

The Reykjanes Peninsula

The bridge between two continents

The bridge between two continents

The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.

Seltún - geothermal fields

Seltún – geothermal fields

Paintings – A Preview

A Thursday in October in Laugarvatn, Iceland

A Thursday in October in Laugarvatn, Iceland, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

 

The lake from above at Laugarvatn, Iceland. oil on canvas, 12" x 12"

The lake from above at Laugarvatn, Iceland. oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

 

Laugarvatn Lake, oil on paper, 4" x 6"

Laugarvatn Lake, oil on paper, 4″ x 6″

 

Low Clouds over the mountain, oil on paper

Low Clouds over the mountain, oil on paper

I’m scheduled to have a show of paintings inspired by Iceland in March 2017 at Arthouse Gallery in Sacramento.

Click Here to see the series of Iceland Paintings.

Atmospheric Landscapes at the Sundance Kabuki Art Gallery

Victoria Veedell Atmospheric Landscapes at Sundance Cinemas Art GAllery in San Franicsco

Atmospheric Landscapes at Sundance Cinemas Art Gallery in San Francisco

“Atmospheric Landscapes” runs from May 20 through August 2016.   The colorful, light filled paintings are layers of oil on canvas that radiate a soft atmospheric quality that capture the fleeting moments of light throughout the day.

My work was chosen from a group of local artists who submitted their work for consideration to Sundance via an exclusive partnership with StudioVox.

Victoria Veedell Landscape Painting "I'll Meet You There" oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Sundance Cinemas VP of Marketing and Gallery Curator, Nancy Gribler considers Veedell’s work jewels of serenity. “Victoria’s paintings, have a beautiful calming effect that washes over you,” she says. “Gazing at her light filled paintings, you’re transported into a completely different frame of mind. They radiate with golden light that makes you feel at peace. We are thrilled to have her at the Sundance Kabuki.”

landscape painting, oil on canvas,

StudioVox President, Amanda Slingerland agrees, “Veedell’s paintings draw you in with a quiet intensity. A misty layered abstraction of time and place as if looking into the future or revisiting the past. Her work creates a fantastic exhibition at Sundance, Kabuki Gallery.”

Read more here.

Atmospheric Landscapes

May – August 2016

Sundance Kabuki Gallery
1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

all paintings are available for purchase

OAC Gallery

Hendry’s Nocturne is available at OAC Gallery

Hendry's Nocturne, oil on canvas, 48 x 48

Hendry’s Nocturne, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

I wanted to capture  the magical light of dusk that is reflecting on the creek just before nightfall, along the approach to Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, California.