Artist Biography, Victoria Wylie

Victoria is an avid landscape painter – her focus on horizon lines, colour, marks and patterns result in striking and abstract impressions of a place. She also produces collages, appliqué pieces and paper birds that have a fun and more playful feel about them.

She draws inspiration from the Scottish landscape – her artwork is dominated by vast sandy white beaches, deep blue horizons and dramatic mountain ridges which stretch along the West Coast of Scotland. She has notated journeys from Findhorn to Gairloch, and throughout the ever-changing Angus countryside – from the Glens to St Cyrus and Lunan Bay, along the Fife coastline and everywhere in between. Her most recent work focuses on the unique beauty of the East Neuk.

Originally trained as a Goeblin tapestry weaver – she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles and a Master of Fine Art.

Victoria has 20 years of experience working across the creative industries: she has worked in publishing, a tapestry weaving and rug design studio. She spent many years as a project co-ordinator helping to facilitate research projects within Higher Education.

In parallel to making in her studio, she also runs her freelance business, PS Design. PS Design is all about design and facilitation and provides creative and practical solutions to help co-ordinate and deliver projects and events, and specialises in the co-ordination and design of publications. Victoria also runs creative workshop for children, Explore Play Create.

She is a co-founder of the 56º Collective – a group of artists and designers based in Angus, Scotland. They came together through a shared love of making, creating and a desire to generate opportunities to engage with folk in their wider community. They do this by organising pop-up galleries, running workshops and initiating activities to engage with the wider community.

Victoria  Wylie