I’ve always been moved by color and texture. With the elements I use in my painting – oils, wax and sand – I build up layers and layers of ‘history’ which I scratch through and then build up again until the image reveals itself. To me, my paintings feel ancient, as though they contain all of history. They allow peeks at the past through erosion of the present – each layer partially visible through the next. The textured surface is as important in appreciating the painting as color or shape.
“By going backward, you see something you could have never achieved by going forward.”
Victoria Pinney, largely a self-taught artist, works in her open studio in Asheville, North Carolina’s vibrant River Arts District. Her brightly colored abstractions have been shown in galleries from Delaware to Oregon and are in private collections across the country.