Stretch 2019

Reviewing 2018 and planning for 2019

Looking back to move forward.

Tranquility and Light – solo exhibition

2018

2018 definitely had its ups and downs. I had 2 solo shows scheduled. One went off without a hitch and the other was cancelled at the last minute. Tranquility and Light at the Throckmorton Gallery in Mill Valley looked great. Even though the second solo was cancelled, I ended up with a new series of azalea paintings that I’m proud of. I participated in 9 group shows and 1 two person show. Thanks Elizabeth Ashcroft of Grey City Gallery and Jenny Wantuch for showing with me (and creating a great post card to announce the show).

My paintings installed at the Grey City Gallery

I was juried into Volume 42 of the Studio Visit Magazine by Lisa Crossman, Curator at the Fritchburg Art Museum. The book was published in the summer of 2018. However, I didn’t receive my copy until November. You can see the current volumes online studio visit magazine

Studio Visit Magazine – Volume 42

Here’s my year end productivity count:
93 paintings created, 82 paintings sold, 2 commissions completed and 2 new galleries joined!

Stretch – expand – grow in 2019

My word for 2019 is Stretch. My intention is to extend, expand and reach out beyond my limits. This came about after spending some time thinking about my ideal day and how I see myself growing in the new year. I also have “add yoga to my exercise routine” for a while now and stretch works for that too. My big goal for the year is to create and sell 100 paintings!

I decided to participate in the year of 100 rejections challenge after reading this article. Last year I applied for 51 opportunities. I got 23 yes’s, 16 no’s and the rest I didn’t get any response. To get 100 rejections (noes), I will really have to stretch myself. I figure this gives me permission to try for those scary things that will get me out of my comfort zone. And really what have I got to lose? I have so much to gain!

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

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

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

OAC Gallery

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

In January I was invited to join OAC Gallery – Original. Affordable. Curated.  OAC  feels that galleries still have a responsibility to inspire, provoke and challenge us, whether online or not. With a variety of styles, mediums and one-of-a-kind pieces, they’re committed to providing a large array of well-curated work.

They selected 10 paintings to feature online.  You can see the selection of paintings here.

My first sale in February 2016 was Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24  x 24.  This is one of the paintings from my Chalk Hill series that I made while I was the artist in residence at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA.

Sold at vangoart.co

Kovalam Morning, oil on canvas, 48" x 48" $3500

Kovalam , oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

The landscape painting “Kovalam” was inspired by my visit to Southern India.  I often make paintings from memory about my time spent on the backwaters of Kerela.  I love making paintings with the lush greens and deep blues I remember from that distant journey.

“Kovalam” happened to be my first sale recently on vangoart.co.   The painting sold to a first time art buyer. The client happens to be local and asked if he could visit my studio to see the work in person.  I was delighted to invite him to my studio.  He told me he fell in love with the painting and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Each time he looked at it he saw something new.  Happiness all around.