Victoria is based in Kitsilano, Vancouver, Canada and became a self-taught resin artist over the pandemic quarantine. From jewelry to wall art to functional art, her work swirls with rich layers of turquoise and white, inspired by tropical ocean waves.
Are you a full time artist?
"I currently work full time as a Set Decorator (essentially an interior designer for movie sets) working 60+ hour weeks. Resin became a self taught passion of mine over the quarantine pandemic. The local Vancouver Aquarium was under threat of permanently closing when the pandemic hit and I decided to make ocean inspired art and donate 100% of the proceeds to the aquarium! It was a huge success and, to my surprise, people requested more art be made. I kept going and, after many failed attempts, have slowly created my own style and technique. Art now fills in the time between my work schedule."
What was it about resin that attracted you?
Discovering resin impacted my art in a way that I can now create multiple pieces at the same time. I love how the medium allows each piece to be unique and allows the artist to create not just art, but functional pieces as well like jewelry, service ware and trinket dishes!"
Why do you feel drawn to make art?
I love sparking imagination and that's why I'll often use movie soundtracks or classical music in my Instagram Stories to help the viewer teleport to a tropical or oceanic destination!"
What does your process look like?
To see more of Victoria's work:
Visit her Etsy shop: COCONUTSnWAVES
Follow her on Instagram: @wilderness.n.waves
Congratulations on your win, Victoria!
To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every month we will be sending out a 32 oz kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world!
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