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Vickisa : Everybody Loves You Rosebud thumbnail
Vickisa : Figures and Books thumbnail
Vickisa : WAVY Working thumbnail
Vickisa : Sometimes You Have To Chop Everything Down thumbnail
Vickisa : Kate Wolf thumbnail
Vickisa : HSBG 2010 thumbnail
Vickisa : Good Wishes and Blessings thumbnail
Vickisa : Devil-Dog thumbnail
Vickisa : Angel-Dog thumbnail

Vickisa : Everybody Loves You Rosebud

Vickisa : Figures and Books

Vickisa : WAVY Working

Vickisa : Sometimes You Have To Chop Everything Down

Vickisa : Kate Wolf

Vickisa : HSBG 2010

Vickisa : Good Wishes and Blessings

Vickisa : Devil-Dog

Vickisa : Angel-Dog

Visit Vickisa’s website

I love color and use it with abandon in my mixed media paintings.

I like to depict my own life so my pieces reflect many moods, from great happiness to deep sadness, from everyday to quirky happenings. I use many media including acrylics, watercolor on silk, gold leaf and collage.

Rosebud (my dog) has been the model for many paintings. I made a book about her titled “Rosebud the Rescue Dog” In a way I think of it as a culmination. It represents a lot of work and play with a dog that is turning out to be a great companion and muse.

I make books on site of different experiences I enjoy: a trip to New Orleans for a friend’s birthday and the amazing French Quarter and Heritage Festival; the Kate Wolf Festival; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest in SF. And more. Reproduction of these accordion books of events and life experiences created on the scene are available at GRO.

I live a pretty busy life. As the Public Relations-Promotion person for GRO I feel it is important to get the word out about this member-run gallery. I teach in GRO’s Artists in the Schools program (AIS) and besides teaching art classes, I am working towards a giant children’s art exhibition. Dressed up like Frida Kahlo, it is my pleasure to do a Self-reflective portrait class each year with the eighth graders as their rite of passage before going on to High School. The work is hung in Mexican tin frames for their graduation ceremony. In summer I direct the Dance Palace Day Camp. Being a volunteer firefighter and EMT takes care of my need for adrenalin.