|Vivian Lochridge loves colour. She is an artist who
is influenced by how traditions function in
contemporary society. Her work is linked to her
experience of geography; from Patagonia to the
|Vivian is presently at work exploring the balance and harmony of the human form and she extends this exploration in her
portrayal of animals, mountains, trees and flowers. Her style is direct; painting with careful attention to the positioning of her
models and objects, background, lighting and colour choices. Her brush strokes evoke a kind of synesthesia, the sound of
colour. The aim is to offer the audience a different take on the delicate and vibrant world we live in.
Vivian has been showing in juried shows both on Vancouver Island and Vancouver for the past three years. She has recently
had two solo exhibitions. Her aim is to share her fascination with magnificent subjects, both small and large. She continues
exploring and searching for new ground, which will make the traditional contemporary.
She is a graduate of Memorial University, obtained her doctorate at the University of Toronto and recently completed a diploma
in Fine Arts and North Island College and courses at Emily Carr.
Vivian moved from the Comox Valley and now as a resident of Oak Bay she has joined the Oak Bay Community Artists Society,
where she is currently the Secretary. She is also a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Community Arts Council of
Greater Victoria and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.