ABOUT VICTORIA MANNING

"I want them to see what they want to see, to feel alive when they spend time with my paintings. To uplift them and remind them of the importance of adventure"

 

Victoria Manning is an emerging abstract artist living and working in Montreal and Toronto, CA. Her work has been displayed in Canada, United States and Europe and has been collected Internationally.

She has been involved in many forms of art from a very young age and spends most days painting. Her earlier works focusing mainly on nature landscape, she evolved into the realm of abstraction 9 years ago and often merges the two styles. For the most part, her work is large, and brightly colored yet brings a sense of zen into a space. She is an educated colorist, formally trained in the Interior Decor industry and her work flows with knowledge of balance, harmony and composition. Her paintings focus on taking viewers to familiar places and memories of traveled destinations.  

Victoria explores and creates varying texture and shapes throughout her canvas using a variety of tools and brushes. It is these added details that allow a person to connect more deeply with her work. 

The Inspiration Behind Her Paintings

Victoria’s paintings are an internal exploration through her constantly changing external environment. She's a bit of a wild one, definitely a free spirit. Someone who likes to go on adventures and take crazy risks. 

Her first abstract painting was created in 2012, and she immediately fell in love with the process. She started solo traveling for months at a time in 2015 when she left the Interior Design industry to advance her career as an Artist. She delves deep outside her comfort zone and at times she feels like a warrior, other moments vulnerable and fragile. Each painting holds a true expression of her emotional experiences.

Some of her paintings have traveled many miles before they land on collector's walls throughout Canada as well as internationally.

 

Victoria feels her purpose is to help people connect to having fun, to a sense of freedom and excitement...to get their imagination flowing.

"I want them to see what they want to see, to feel alive when they spend time with my paintings. To uplift them and remind them of the importance of adventure"

She has been pushing her boundaries by painting in many different environments. Just her with her small dog Pedro and paint supplies, she pursues a mission to find her authentic being. She allows her surroundings - whether jungle or city - to inspire her and has found each place brings a distinctly different emotion into her work and peels back another layer of herself. 

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