Victoria Taylor-Gore is most known for her rich and dreamlike soft pastels. Victoria also loves creating unique digital images with Photoshop and 3D software. Themes vary in her work, but they all share a surreal, symbolic quality. Simplified forms, rich contrasting color, and dramatic use of light in Victoria’s work tell enigmatic visual stories. Strong directional compositions and exaggerated perspective lead viewers into Victoria’s unique world. Often Victoria’s pastels depict the mysterious atmosphere of twilight, inspired by what Carlos Castaneda defined in his book Tales of Power, “…twilight is the crack between the worlds. It is the door to the unknown.”
Victoria currently lives and works as a full-time artist and part-time art instructor at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. Living in the under the vast sky of the Texas Panhandle is a constant source of wonder and inspiration for Victoria. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1983 from West Texas A & M University and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985. Victoria has exhibited her work professionally in galleries across the United States for the past 34 years.
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