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Victoria Pearce

Victoria Pearce


"Forest Fever"


Acrylic on Canvas

36" x 24"

1.5" depth Canvas


  • Biography

    Victoria Pearce’s most recent series follows the journey of the spirit on the waters flowing thru the Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka, Temagami and the waterfalls of the Bruce Trail. Each piece is a reflection of the healing energy which is part of her morning ritual, paddling or hiking the natural beauty of Ontario. This series reflects her ongoing love of the interconnectedness of water, sky, land and air. The labyrinth offers a perfect symbol for this relationship. The graphic painterly use of complimentary and tonal lines against contrasting grounds is played out in labyrinth patterns which tie together various geographical elements. The mind attempts to make sense of these shifting markings. The viewer attempts to make sense of the pattern and finds all manner of computer chips, tiles, and ancient writing in the forms. Furthermore, she is fascinated by the shifting of colour hues when they are played against each other within these shapes. The coloured ground beneath plays tricks on the eye throughout the process making it a demanding and fascinating undertaking. Born in southern Ontario and a student of vivid colour and spatial contrast, Victoria worked with Doug Morton of York University while doing her undergraduate degree in fine arts. After extensive travel, she turned her attention to painting large scale murals in homes and public buildings. Victoria was absorbed by this work for 25 years, during which time she painted an enormous 4,600sq. ft ceiling to resemble a sky typically associated with the Renaissance period. Victoria has continued to study at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts and the Burlington Art Centre. She currently paints from her studio in Hamilton’s James St North Artist District and lives in her home in Hamilton, with her husband and daughters and dog Sunshine. Victoria is the current Vice President, Program Co Coordinator of Burlington Fine Arts. Her award-winning work is exhibited in Canada and the United States in juried, group, and solo shows. She lives in the Gage Park area of Hamilton with her husband and poodle Mae Mae. A member of Burlington Fine Arts Assoc and past program coordinator for twenty years and past president and a avid member of Ontario Society of Artists. Each of Victoria's surreal florals are set against dramatic skies and appear to be viewed from an ants eye view. They begin with a poem or prayer infusing a kind of mantra, the healing energy that defines her process as a Reiki master.

  • Artist Statement