DescriptionThis is from my childhood memories of the local newsagent. It shows me and my cousin buying comics and sweets. The old creep used to keep the penny sweet tray behind his counter, so that he could put his hands down little girls pants. I thought this would be a fitting tribute to a lovely man.
Victoria Stanway, Oxford Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement I became a professional artist in 2008 to meet demand for my work. Working from my studio in Oxfordshire in the UK.
I began painting again after a long absence, focusing on a series of work entitled ' Landscapes of the Mind'. This collection of paintings were inspired by a combination of fading memories, and dreams, references from my past.
I grew up in a dying milltown in east Lancashire, which consisted of rows and rows of back to back terraces, redundant textile mills, and factories all crammed in together in a chaotic fashion, but it was surrounded by luminous countryside which I would escape to. The landscape paintings in this series tend to be fragmented, contrasting and blurring the references to reflect my feelings about them.
I have recently branched out into figurative painting. Part of this group consists of work in my 'Mad Cat Woman' series, featuring me and my cats, in various domestic settings.
I have exhibited all over the UK, and most of my work has been acquired I by private collectors not only in the UK but in America, Europe, and Asia .