Victoria has been drawing from an early age and received an A for GCSE Art in 2005. She then went on to study at South Nottingham College receiving a Distinction, Distinction, Merit in her National Diploma in General Art and Design and then going on to complete her Higher National Diploma in Fine Art. In 2009-2010 Victoria volunteered at the Surface Gallery designing posters, graphics and organising exhibitions as well as studying Corsetry where she was awarded a Distinction.
Victoria Continues to create art and designs for clients, exhibitions, craft fairs and online stores – Etsy, Redbubble and Deviant Art.
Victoria is inspired by Stories and Fables, Fairytales, Myths, Fantasy Worlds and History. Her artwork usually depicts Women, Vintage and Dark Themes and has a cartoon quality. Her main influences include the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Fashion and Game Design and Fantasy Artists.
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Photo by Adam – Gizmo Photography
A more detailed look at Victoria Thorpe:
Victoria Thorpe is a UK based Fantasy and Gothic artist currently living in Leicestershire. She grew up in Nottingham, the home of Robin Hood, where her love for fantasy started. She gained a National Diploma in Art and Design and a Higher National Diploma in Fine Art between the years of 2005 and 2009.
Victoria is primarily a self taught artist who began drawing from a very early age. She drew mainly animals which evolved into drawing fairies in her teen years. She was heavily influenced by the works of Linda Ravenscroft, Amy Brown and Brian Froud. By the time she reached her GCSE’s she started to study about artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Erte and Roy Lichtenstein. She started Art College in 2005 where she started to explore darker themes ignited by her love of rock, metal music and Emilie Autumn.
While attending South Nottingham College she used her time exploring different mediums such as photography, graphic design and textiles. For a while Victoria enjoyed adding her love for textiles into her artwork and began to paint on fabrics, applique and embellish her works. After leaving college in 2009 she launched her artwork as “Victoria Thorpe – Fine Art – Textiles” and started exhibiting her artwork, most notably at Danse Macabre III, View from the Top Gallery and “Progression” organised by herself and her Fine Art classmates.
By 2012, Victoria started to go back to her roots as a fantasy artist and dropped the “Fine Art – Textiles” becoming “Victoria Thorpe Art”. She started to explore developing and painting characters in watercolour, Tea and Acrylic paints. By 2015 Victoria had found her direction and exhibited in Sherwood Art Week and Long Eaton Arts Festival where she came 3rd place in acrylics for her version of “Queen of Hearts” from Alice in Wonderland.