"I believe in magic. I believe in the muse that inspires me and in my attempt to communicate a fleeting emotion into art. I believe in art's ability to heal, first the artist, then the viewer...and if by chance my art touches your soul we both win."
I have been involved in the arts from a young age, and a student, tutor, designer, and constant creator in all media since my 20’s. After a major life-changing event in 2001, I began creating fine art full time. Studying with masters of our time led me to create Axully.com, to share with others some of the tutors I admire.
My first gig was as Design Director of Leisure Arts, with focus in surface stitchery. A few years later, I was publisher/owner/designer of my own company, NeedleWorks. My second career as a graphic designer and co-owner of Ross Marketing followed several years later when the Macintosh changed the landscape of the publishing business. I was an early adopter, learning to use the new tools to ease the reproduction of charts, books, websites, and graphic design. Clients such as Chambers of Commerce, J.B.Hunt Transport, performance artists in Branson, MO, honed my skills as an artist in the printing industry.
My third career is as a fine artist. I studied with some of the greatest artists of today, and gained signature status in several international art groups. I have had art on display in Santa Fe, NM., and in France, as well as other galleries in the US. Currently, my focus is mixed media and paper art, teaching online and developing a successful YouTube following.
Vicki’s videos on YouTube are full process videos where her students feel like they are sitting with her in the studio.
Image: ©V.N.Ross, Encaustic, Collected.