Awards and Publications
'Patiently Waiting' was awarded Highly Commended and People's Choice vote in 2015 at the UKCPS Regional Exhibition
'Serenity' achieved Best Wild Animal and 3rd Reserve in Show at the UKCPS Open Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in 2016
'Forest Foal' was juried into the 2017 UKCPS Open exhibition at the Menier Gallery
'Clementine' was awarded the "People's Choice" vote the 2017 UKCPS regional exhibition at the Pencil Museum in Cumbria. It also made the top 200 from over 5000 entries in the SAA Artist of the Year 2017.
'You Scratch My Back...' was awarded Best Picture at the 2017 UKCPS on-line exhibition.
'Patiently Waiting' was awarded Highly Commended in the 'Window to the Soul' category at the Association of Animal Artists 2018 Spring Exhibition
'Tehya' was juried into the 2018 UKCPS Open Exhibition and Victoria achieved Signature status with the UK Coloured Pencil Society
'Grace' was awarded a Bronze Citation at The Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition in May 2018
Featured Artist in the US publication Colored Pencil Magazine for July 2018.
'Furry Textures' step by step article on fox fur in UKCPS Talking Point magazine December 2018
'Spring Dawn' received an Honourable Mention in the CPCAU 'Drawn Together' On-line Exhibition 2019.
'Contemplation' was awarded Runner Up to Best in Show at the Association of Animal Artists Spring Exhibition 2019.
'After the Storm' was juried into the 2019 UKCPS Open Exhibition.
Contributing Artist with a 14 stage step-by-step tutorial for 'Amber' in Ann Kulbergs 'Draw Wildlife in Coloured Pencil' published August 2019.
Awarded Master Status by the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia in August 2019.
Victoria is an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, a Signature Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and has recently been awarded Master Status with the CPCAU. She is also a member of and exhibits with the Association of Animal Artists and the Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI).
"I've always loved drawing and animals, and the two naturally combined from a very early age leading my towards my current full-time art career. My work is detailed and realistic but I don't strive to produce photo-real artwork, it's about capturing the inner feel and emotion that the particular animal brings out in me and that usually (but not always!) results in something that is a pretty accurate representation of my subject. I enjoy getting lost the details; the little flick of hair, the way the muscles ripple and flex, the nuances of colour as the light flows across the subjects body - these subtleties help me bring what I see to the viewer's eye and help me communicate what I am feeling. In addition, in our troubled world, I like to create things that make me, and hopefully other people, smile."