Lot 49 - Victoria Heald - Puffin II
Oils and acrylic on wood
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Jo McLaughlin
Victoria is a British artist, living and working in West Sussex. She is best known for her figurative oil paintings on gold backgrounds inspired by the use of gold in Art History to highlight something which is divine, transcendent or miraculous. In her latest series, she has adopted this concept to show the beauty and importance of birds and animals in the natural world.
BA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art, London
2024 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries 2023 Royal Society of British Artists Bicentennial Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2023 Guildford House Open, Surrey (Highly Commended) 2023 Oxmarket Contemporary Winter Show, West Sussex 2020 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2020 Society of Women Artists’ 159th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2019 Society of Women Artists’ 158th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2019 Green & Stone Summer Exhibition, Fulham Rd, London 2019 Artist in Residence, Bankside Hotel, London 2017 Searcy’s Club at The Gherkin, London 2017 Black & White Building, Shoreditch, London 2014 Hodgkinson and Heald in Cork Street, London 2012 Orange County's OCCCA, USA
Degree Art (London), Oxmarket Contemporary (West Sussex)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I have submitted two artworks in different mediums for this year's auction, linked together by the use of gold. My puffin postcard is an oil painting on a gold background on wood, highlighting the beautiful wildlife in the UK. The second postcard is a watercolour of a "Purple-Throated Mountaingem" hummingbird. The name of the bird comes from the male’s purple colouring. However, I wanted to highlight the female "Purple-Throated Mountaingem", which is actually green, blue and gold and is the one I have chosen to paint.
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