From early childhood Vikki has been exploring her creative side, opting for crayons and paints over dolls. As a teenager she mostly focussed on drawing skills. The art of shadowing and infusing light with a charcoal pencil formed the foundation for her future work.
Post-secondary prompted a sensible choice and Vikki enrolled in a Business Administration program which led to a two-decade career in Sales and Marketing. While her beloved art was on hold, Vikki met her adorable husband and together they owned and operated several restaurants and a bar; raised a son and daughter and three mutts.
Vikki never lost her love of gummy bears, strawberry lip gloss and daily trips down rabbit holes to colourful worlds she yearned to explore. In 2000 she took a part-time position with a Fashion House. The work fueled a passion for costume and expressive dressing and inspired her to take her whimsical side more seriously.
She sold her first painting in 2012 and began working as a professional artist.
In 2020 Vikki and her husband downsized to beautiful downtown Victoria BC, where the cry of the gulls and the briny kiss of ocean air inspired Vikki in mystical ways. She brings a belief in both the beauty and the absurdity of our human world to the canvas, convening with magical creatures and dark monsters in equal measure.
She realized a lifelong dream when she opened her own studio in historic Fan Tan Alley. Her pieces have been selected for public display by the City of Victoria, featured on a beer can label with Bones Brewery, and collected as far away as far as Australia, Saudi Arabia, Europe and New York.
She is thrilled to be represented by Gallery Merrick in Victoria, BC, Ashdale Gallery in North Vancouver, BC, Conrad West Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada USA and Runaway Poppy in New York City, New York USA. She's delighted to welcome the public into her studio. If you do stop by, bring some gummy bears or maybe those strawberry marshmallow candies, slightly stale, when you do.