Abstract expressionist artist Victoria Cameron Glass creates colorful paintings on Plexiglas using reverse imaging. View more on her website.
An overactive imagination is imperative in creating abstract, Plexiglas paintings that explode with colorful energy, smacking you in the face and compelling you to look closer. Reverse imaging adds a mysterious luminosity that makes a viewer wonder, “How do you do that?” I paint on one side of the Plexiglas, utilizing inks, acrylics and glass stains.
I display the finished piece on the unpainted side so the transparency of the colors shine through, emitting a flowing, ethereal quality. This process can be crazy challenging because I have to lift the painting up and down to see how it looks on the unpainted side—but it is oh, so rewarding.
I photograph nature and people, blurring out the images with a zoom lens. I use a glass paint marker to sketch my ideas, focusing on color, shape and form. Realism becomes abstraction and I trust my subconscious mind to guide me in what I see.
I began my creative endeavors in New Jersey, studying Monet and Picasso’ s techniques and painting abstract impressionistic paintings with a touch of realism. My formal education focused on interior design, textiles and marketing at Marymount College, and photography and art history at Diablo Valley College. I eventually graduated online with a BFA in visual communication.
I wanted to change the face of modern art by creating art that was totally unique. I lived in Pleasant Hill, California and was married with two sons when I began creating paintings on mailing, duct and masking tape, which I wound around stretcher bars. These pieces were textural, dimensional and colorful, expressing energy and emotion. My fascination with stained glass windows allowed me to achieve that same effect with clear tape. My paintings were exhibited at Art Concepts Gallery and Civic Arts Gallery in Walnut Creek, California, and sold to private and public collectors.
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My husband’s career as an executive chef moved us to Siletz, on the central Oregon coast. Native American history and culture inspired me as a teacher and an artist. I taught technology, library science and middle school art at Siletz Valley Charter School. Most of my blurred photographic images were of Pow Wow Dancers illuminated on PlexigIas. I also began creating sculptures using found objects, copper, metal and wire.
My Plexiglas paintings and sculptures were exhibited at Triad Art Gallery in Seal Rock, Oregon and the Newport Visual Art Center.
I currently live in the high desert of central Oregon with my husband Jerry, selling my paintings locally and online. My funky art studio “She Shed,” is where I spend each day creating.
My future dreams include sculpting Plexiglas paintings that are free form in design and which can hang either on the wall or suspended from a ceiling. I also dream of exhibiting my artwork at MoMa.
Emotion, truth, risk, color and soul will always embody my work and live in the heart of whoever chooses my art.
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