mixed media on wooden panel, 15" x 15"
Victoria Huckins was born in Manila, Philippines, and moved to the United States as a young child. At an early age, she showed a fascination with art. This attraction to the arts initially led her to pursue careers in the fashion industry and interior design. Huckins eventually returned to her early interest in painting. Her roots come from the diverse cultures of Spain, China, Japan, and India. Her work represents these cultures, as well as experiences from her daily life. She experiments with a range of different media. Her immediate living environment-- an old avocado grove in a rural area of northern San Diego is a great source of inspiration.
Huckins says of her work, “My art reflects my subconscious thoughts and inspirations. I do not have a preconceived image or idea in mind at the outset. I start most of my paintings with texture then add color and shapes somewhat at random. This triggers an imaginative process as I react to what is happening naturally within the piece. I develop a more fixed vision of the final piece as the work on it progresses. Using a variety of materials, including acrylics, oils, pencils, ink, found objects, and remnants of magazine articles and books, I then make a more conscious effort to move in a particular direction until I reach what seems to be the point of completion.”