Why Landscapes?

Victoria Veedell in her studio with a large painting

I have been fascinated with painting landscapes for over 20 years, examining the effects of light on form and how it transforms colors and places, how it leaves its mark on the landscape. I realized that light is what illuminates the essence of nature allowing for the creation of atmosphere, producing different moods, transforming a scene, drawing us in, focusing our gaze, changing the temperature physically and emotionally, and capturing movement.


Connect with the emotion of place…

As an artist, I want to capture the essence of nature, the play of light and color as it shifts over time in a particular place revealing layers of history and emotion. My paintings are like memories relaying not what is seen but felt. They are an emotional response to the environment. Layers of color build to reveal ethereal landscapes with a centering luminescence.

These moments of connecting with nature are becoming more precious due to increased urbanization and climate change. That is why I am committed to capturing and sharing these fleeting moments in time that we all can enjoy. This is the gift I want to share with you.


Victoria Veedell painting in her studio
Victoria Veedell's Studio at Yosemite Place in San Francisco