Victoria Mitchell was born in 1971 and raised in Vancouver BC. As a quiet child, she found a comfort and stimulating way to relate with those around her through art. She was consequently given opportunities to attend workshops and receive private instruction from local teachers and career artists. Her early foray into the art world landed her scholarships and exhibitions including paintings displayed by the Medical Research Council of Canada, and at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 1993 she shifted her focus toward a 22 year career as a Registered Massage Therapist, and yoga instructor. In 2017 she left RMT work, for time to re-ignite her work as an artist, her life long passion. Inspired by her continuing studies of body structure and kinetics, she ventures from these literal points of reference in abstract painting. Exploring broader emotional and visceral impacts through a variety of representations has been an important part of what she communicates, leaving room for variable interpretations. She also seeks to understand and express her natural surroundings, through a variety of landscapes and biological elements. Victoria’s work is exhibited in various galleries throughout the year, and carries out her explorations and commission works, in her BC based studio.
Primarily I paint abstract representations of body form and natural elements. In Vancouver BC, formal instruction as a youth evolved through influences from a 22 year career as a Registered Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. I integrate my knowledge of the body, with elements in our natural surroundings and a variety of emotional interpretations. I very much enjoy expressing and sharing perspectives in art, through exhibitions, commissions, and ongoing personal interactions.