These gatherings are all about making connections through creativity and Spirit. Victoria will be guiding you and your friends through fun, positive and inspirational experiences, using art and writing. Whether it's your first time or 100th, whether beginner or a pro...she will help ignite your creativity from within to bring about purpose and healing. We are all here to connect, be supportive and have a lot of fun while doing it. On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile. Once you’re settled l will begin the class with a brief introduction. Your canvas can have an image traced on it already. However, you can paint whatever you desire. I will help you from start to finish to create the perfect art piece in your own unique style. I have worked with travelers painting smoky mountain scenes, or creating paintings based on the likeness of your pet, your home, flowers, etc.. Please send me digital images before hand that inspire you or give you warm fuzzy feelings. Art is good therapy.
My mentor, Carol Anne Borges, was an author, poet, and artist who lead me out of what she called the dark night of my soul. She lead me through workshops having me write and paint and also lead me through The Artist Way course along with other creatives. I converted my dining room into an art studio and have painted my way out of a very dark corner of my life. I have done commissions and sold many art pieces that are in private collections from Los Angeles, Japan, Saipan, St Helena Island, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, etc. I have participated in En Plein Air events in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. I have won ribbons for my paintings and assemblage art. Come to my studio of zen and meet your muse to create!
I will supply high quality watercolor paper or a canvas board, brushes, water, paper towels, sponges, painters tape, paint,…
We can paint inside my art studio, at my kitchen table, in my parlor or outside on the drive or down by the creek. I run an Air Bnb from my home and have two listings: a guest bedroom and a guest apartment. Hosting has allowed guests from around the world bring their cosmopolitan flair to my humble abode at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains sitting by a small creek.
I do have an indoor cat named Crystal. And I also have a German Shepherd mix. So if you have cat or dog fear or allergies, please do not book a session with me.
Open Heart to Art