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About the Artist

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Vicky began to draw as a child in Greece, where she was born and received her primary and secondary education. At 19 years old she immigrated to the United States. Even though Vicky has always wanted to become an artist, she had other responsibilities and interests, most importantly taking care of her family. Regardless of the twists and turns in her life journey she always tried to advance her education and attended the nearest college or university wherever she lived.

 

In New Jersey she received her first Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She did not formally begin to study art until she moved to Florida in 2001, where she received her second Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of South Florida. Recently, Vicky earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from the University of Florida. In addition to her degrees, Vicky also found time to study interior design, and learned to paint Trompe L’Oeil, murals, and specialty finishes.

 

Although Vicky is a multi-media artist, she predominantly works with oil on canvas. Vicky loves colors and she almost always uses a full color palette. Her approach to painting is to capture nature in a moment of time. Usually she paints what impresses her in her everyday life and from various trips to different places. At this time Vicky lives in New Smyrna Beach Florida, where besides painting, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, writing poems and going to the beach. The artist is also known by her married name, Vicky Pizza.

 

She works freelance, by commission and can be reached through e-mail: vickypfineart@gmail.com.

Awards
  • Special Recognition Category, March 2021, 12th Abstracts Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

  • Special Recognition Category, August 2020, 10th Animals Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

  • Special Merit, June 2020, Seascapes Art Exhibit, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for 'Reflections in Greece'

  • Special Merit, Spring/Summer 2020, Created in Isolation Art Exhibit, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for 'Martin on the Palm'

  • Best of Show, 2019, Places I have Been, 1st Thursdays, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL for 'Monembasia Greece'

  • Special Merit, May 2016, Botanicals Art Exhibit, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for 'Rubrum Lilies'

  • Special Merit, August 2016, Nature Art Exhibit, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for 'NSBoids'

  • Award of Merit, 2015, Artist Registry Members’ Exhibit, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL for 'After the Epiphany'

  • Merit Professional, 2005, Paso Arts Council, Pasco, FL for 'After the Epiphany'