Victoria Albuquerque was born in London 1969, at a very young age was wrapped in warm clothes and introduced to the grey and cold seas of England as she was put on a sailing boat, where she experienced her parents’ passion for boats. These early memories of being on a boat, feeling the waves rock the boat, mud between her toes when off exploring on her own and experiencing freedom when the wind blew through her hair gave Victoria an appetite for nature.
After a career as an architect Victoria found herself a mother of two children in the countryside of Sussex. She moved to a house where every room had a view over the rolling hills of the South Downs, she found herself sitting inside the countryside of Sussex, she found her love for nature expanding to land; she learnt about litchen, trees, hills, topography, grasses, wild meadows, cattle, sheep, bracken, owls, rabbits, soil and deer.
In 2011 Victoria decided to act on her connection with nature and set herself up as an artist. She has worked with paint, embroidery, photography and sculpture, always with the intent on communicating and explaining her experiences and connections with surrounding natures.
She has had a mix of artistic styles, but always interested in the composition, decomposition, colour and form of her work. It is important to her that there is a rhythm and depth to her paintings, encouraging you to draw your eyes across the surface, exciting the eyes and the mind. Her most recent work translates the energy of the subject through mark making and abstracting, exploring the depth of colours, both reflected and hidden. Currently she is learning more about colour under the guidance of Andy Pankurst.
She has shown her work in joint and solo shows, worked with galleries and privately, curating some of her art shows, selling her work locally and internationally. Accepted work for the Towner Gallery 2015, 2016, 2017 and a finalist for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2015, 2016.
Victoria Albuquerque 2018