Victoria L. has never been in an art class. Yet, at the young age of 15, the Las Vegas-based artist has always had a love for art. It wasn’t until last April that she started taking it more seriously. Victoria has utilized Twitter as a way to interact with other artists and she says that this has helped her grow as many people have given her great, meaningful advice along the way. Despite people telling her it’s unrealistic, she plans to continue her growth and turn her art into a career. “I believe in myself 100%,” she tells us. We believe in her too. Check out Victoria’s work below and be sure to read our interview with her that follows.
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Describe your style of work.
What medium(s) do you work in?
Describe your creative process. How do you start a new piece?
What is it that inspires your work?
My work is inspired by the feeling of being bottled up, all my best work is made when I vent to the canvas. However, my biggest stylistic inspirations are David Shannon, Dr. Seuss, Martin Handford, Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein, and my mom.
What does art mean to you?
Art is a voice, a way of expressing yourself. I’m not good with words, especially when it comes to my feelings, I feel like no matter what I say it never ends up being exactly how I feel because of how nervous I can get around people, so I end up all getting worked up about it. But with any of my drawings, I’m able to express myself freely on a completely blank slate every time and get everything I have to say out there without anyone judging me. It gives me the balance I need in my life.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
By then, I’ll be 20 and that’s so crazy to think about to me. I see myself growing my name on a broader scale, trying to participate more in being in different art galleries around the world and I’d also really like to organize and direct a film based off the stories my drawings tell.