meet victoria johnson
an artist of the digital persuasion
Born, raised and living in Southern California, the diversity of its topography and culture have been fertile breeding grounds for my imagination. With this imagination I create imagery; sometimes for a living, sometimes for fun, always as a passion.
There was a time when I painted and sketched for enjoyment. Shortly after earning an Associates degree in Commercial Art & Design from a local tech college, my career took off as a visual communications specialist which eventually led to my becoming an independent designer of print and web media for a wide range of industry (www.vicktracey.com). Along the way I traded brushes and canvas for design softwares and hard deadlines. It seemed my days of creating art for pleasure were over.
Until being gifted a digital pen and pad. The Sketchie Beast was unleashed, running full throttle (as I do with every new pursuit) which led to my being accepted into a prestigious fine art show, my first ever!
As a digital artist I don’t normally find inspiration in traditional themes or represent any one theme. My works are the visual fruits of my random and varied interests. There are no formalities I follow. No rules of the road. Art should be a rule breaker. It should shake you, wake you, shock, evoke and provoke you. It shouldn't just speak, sometimes it should scream. Or find humor, like love, in all the wrong places. That’s the beauty of fine art compared to design; there is no wrong way to represent. If there is one consistency in my art it’s the ugly mixing comfortably with the beauty. If there is one truth, 'ugly' or 'beauty' is subjective.
As a side passion I belly dance, an art form I fell in love with at first lesson. You will find my works liberally seasoned with its influence and exoticism.
Being a neophyte to the world of fine art, I'm thrilled to begin this new chapter in my creative story. Let the journey continue.