Victoria FitzGerald is an oil abstract artist exploring textural bases that start the painting process. She considers the use of movement and colour depth from deep dark hues to the careful highlights arranged to create visually interesting and unique artworks.
Victoria attended Gordon Tafe in Geelong to start at Diploma and Degree in Fine Art; the high costs associated with the degree was the catalyst to change ‘careers’. She has been painting since 2013 after a 5-year break and has been experimenting to find her style since then; starting with watercolours, moving to acrylic on paper and then into oil on canvas.
Though she has not appeared in any solo exhibitions she has shown work in multiple art shows such as Linden Postcard Show, Brunswick Street Gallery 10th Small Works show and Werribee Rotary Art show.
I have always felt drawn to the relationship between light and dark; the idea that the eyes can be calmed or excited by the placement of the tones and highlights excites me and is what I am trying to study and portray. Dark colours are fascinating to me as they feel like they have more complexity to be interpreted.
I try and create a sense of movement and depth through the textures and sweeping brushstrokes. A textured base is a starting point to then develop tones and hues; dark colours are started first and then areas of highlights are incorporated to create a blended and pleasing end painting.
All my works are abstract with no recognizable subject; their names come from either what the work feels like or a name is decided on beforehand to guide the colours and movement.