Paintings

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Welcome

 Here you can view series of my original paintings; 'Losing Lace', 'The Seven Chakras', 'Celebrating India', 'Blossom', 'Water & Stones' & 'The Five Elements'. Please visit my gallery shop if you wish to purchase a painting, it is regularly updated with new work. I take on commissions and enjoy creating original paintings for interior design projects & for special occasions such as weddings & anniversaries. Please contact me if you have any questions, would like to arrange a viewing or wish to make a commission.

Lace Paintings

My love for pattern, light & colour has roots in the beautiful Nottingham lace my  family once manufactured. Within this series I am inspired by old lace pattern books. These expanded lace patterns are created with; Michael Harding oil paints, acrylic paints & gold leaf on canvas. Sometimes I finish the paintings with fragments of lace and sequins. Here are just a few of my collection of lace paintings which I continue to build upon.

Losing Lace, Levers Evergreen 

Victoria Brown Oils & Gold Leaf on Canvas 150 x 100 cm £1600    

Losing Lace, The Bride

Victoria Brown Oils, lace, gold leaf on canvas 150 x 100 cm Sold

Losing Lace Sparks & Stars 

Oils & gold leaf on canvas 150 x 100 cm £2400

Losing Lace
Kyoto In Spring

Victoria Brown Oils, lace, gold leaf & sequins on canvas100 x 150cm £1600


Losing Lace, Levers Magenta Bud

Victoria Brown Oils, lace, gold leaf & sequins on canvas.100 x 150cm £1600

Peacock Blue Lace

Oil paints, gold leaf & sequins on canvas, width 120cm x height 80cm x 4.5cm deep. £580

Losing Lace, Levers Feathered Leaf     

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Losing Lace
Kyoto I in Blue

 Victoria Brown Oils, gold leaf on canvas 76 x 101 cm £680

Losing Lace
Levers Purple

Victoria Brown. Oils, Lace & Gold Leaf on Canvas. 60 x 60cm  £450

Losing Lace
Levers Poppy

Victoria Brown. Oils, Lace & Gold Leaf on Canvas. 60 x 60cm  £450

Losing Lace
Levers Forget Me Not

Victoria Brown. Oils, Lace & Gold Leaf on Canvas. 60 x 60cm £450

Levers, Cherry Lace

  Victoria Brown Oils & gold leaf on canvas height 80 x width 80cm x 4.5cm deep £540

         Levers Lace, Kyoto in Snow

             Victoria Brown Oils & gold leaf on canvas height 80 x                      width 80cm x 4.5cm deep £640

Losing Lace, Levers Harvest Sun

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Losing Lace Victoria Mill Sunset.

Lace detail.

Losing Lace 
Victoria Mill Sunset

Victoria Brown Oils, sequins & lace fragments  on canvas, 150 x 100cm  £1200

Victoria Mill

Victoria Mill, Draycott, Derbyshire where my Great Grandfather Thomas Stocks started his lace business in the early 1900's. It was a tenement mill owned by Jardines, lace machine manufacturers.

Celebrating India

These paintings were created during my arts residency at Artcore, part of their Art Attachments programme; the focus was 'Celebrating 70 Years of India's Independence. Since recovering from a back operation fifteen years ago I  started practising yoga every week; it wasn't till working on the residency I learnt Yoga originated in India over 3000 years ago. I explored this newly discovered connection by sampling imagery from India which led to painting a triptych on yoga mats to celebrate the rich layers of India’s culture. Working with the texture & pattern of the surface I layered India's state flowers, Lakshmi (a Hindu & Buddhist goddess) & other references to the culture. 'Flora of India' two panels painted on canvas were created after researching the British plant hunters with reference to Sir Joseph Hookers books 'Flora of British India'. Through the residency I became aware of the richness of India's culture  also the influences & damage caused by British colonialism; I would like to visit India one day to research this subject in more depth.

Victoria Brown India, Roots & Layers- Triptych on yoga mats. £1200
Victoria Brown Flora of India diptych. Oil paints, gold leaf, sequins on canvas, mounted on board £1800

Blossom

Every springtime I enjoy painting fresh blossoms responding to their energy, delicacy and fleeting nature. Perhaps my love for this time of year started when I was a baby as each afternoon I slept under a cherry tree in my pram. Some of this collection were created during my 'Blossom' arts project where I was Artist in Residence at the National Trust's Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire within the fruit orchards. My Blossom Project also involved painting the cherry tree lined roads in Chaddesden a suburb of Derby. I was surprised to discover spring blossom is much celebrated in Japanese culture during Hanami season (blossom viewing); through this project I wanted to encourage everyone to take delight in viewing the blossoms here in the UK. The paintings are created with Michael Harding oil paints on canvas sometimes I have applied gold leaf, liquid leaf and the occasional sequin or petal. 

Apple Blossom Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown
Oil Paints & Gold leaf on Canvas. 80 x 80cm £540

Blossom Fizz I

Victoria Brown   Oil Paints & Gold leaf on Canvas. 80 x 80cm  Sold

Blossom Fizz II

Victoria Brown. Oils & Gold leaf on Canvas 80 x 80 cm
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Cherry Blossom, Chaddesden Park Road

Victoria Brown. Oils & Gold leaf on Canvas 80 x 80 cm Sold

Cherry Blossom,Chaddesden Park Road II

Victoria Brown. Oils & Gold leaf on Canvas 80 x 80 cm £540

Cherry Tree Lined Roads, Chaddesden.

Victoria Brown Oils on canvas with gold leaf, liquid leaf & sequins 80 x 80 cm £540


Lord Lambourne, Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oils on canvas with gold leaf, liquid leaf and sequins. 120 x 80cm £700

Abundance

Victoria Brown Oils on canvas with gold leaf, liquid leaf & sequins 100 x 50 cm Sold

Apple Blossom Orchard, Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oils on canvas with gold leaf, liquid leaf & sequins 80cm X 120cm  £760

Apple Blossom & Shadows II Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oil paints on canvas 120cm x 80cm £640

Apple Blossom Petals,Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oil paints on canvas 100cm x 50 cm £380

Apple Blossom & Shadows I Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oil paints on canvas 120cm x 80cm £640

Cherry Blossom, Chaddesden Park Road II

Victoria Brown. Oils, gold leaf liquid leaf & sequins  on canvas 100 x 50cm £380

Hardwick Hall

I was surprised by these two ladies  whilst painting the crab apple blossom; it was such a glorious summer day! 

Crab Apple Blossom, Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oils, gold leaf, liquid leaf & sequins on canvas 100 x 50cm £380

Falling Blossoms, Hardwick Hall

Victoria Brown. Oil paints on canvas 80 x 120cm £650

Ammonite & Spring Blossom I

Victoria Brown. Acrylic paints, crayon & gold leaf on paper.70x52cm framed £420


Ammonite & Spring Blossom II

Victoria Brown. Acrylic paints, crayon & gold leaf on paper. 70x52cm framed £420 

Water, Stones & Dancing Depths.

Water & stones is a recurring exploration throughout my artistic practice responding to tranquil times I have spent peering into pools, streams, rivers & seas. Moments which have been calm, peaceful & uplifting; I am fascinated by the shapes of the stones, their colour, the movement of water and reflections on the water's surface. I am interested in the restorative qualities of water and its necessity for sustaining life; cleansing, healing and it's use in religious rituals. Within this series I have explored different ways to represent the beauty of water experimenting with a variety of media & techniques. In the Travelling Stones series the stone is strong and refuses to be broken, only shaped & smoothed by the movement of water; possibly a symbol of how our lives are shaped by outside forces we have no control over. Hidden Gems are individual stone studies inspired by an egg shaped stone I found by a river in Scotland when on a University art project. I use oils or acrylics, gold leaf & liquid leaf within the paintings to represent the ripples & movement of the water.

Dancing Depths Exhibition

The Lally Gallery

Hidden Gem, Jade Baby I

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Hidden Gem, Raphael

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Hidden Gem, Jade Baby III

Victoria Brown Acrylics & Gold Leaf on Canvas 30 x 30cm £120

Hidden Gem,Kali

Victoria Brown Acrylics & Gold Leaf on Canvas 30 x 30cm £120

Travelling Stone,Fire

 Victoria Brown Travelling Stone, Fire 101 x 76cm £440

Hidden Gem,Rachael

Victoria Brown Acrylics & Gold Leaf on Canvas 30 x 30cm £120

Water Boxes Triptych

 Victoria Brown 3D glazed water boxes, acrylics, 45 x 55 cm £840 the set 

Rio Abajo Rio

Victoria Brown, Acrylic Paints on Canvas. 101 x 76cm £580

Floating in Crete

Victoria Brown, Acrylic Paints on Canvas with sequins. 76x76 cm £450

River Music

Victoria Brown, Acrylic Paints on Canvas. 101 x 76cm £480

The Five Elements

Created in spring 2020 in  lock down during the Coronavirus Pandemic. I was curious to learn more about the 'Five Elements' here are studies of each element which gave me a brief moment of joy during this stressful period.Oils on canvas 21 x 14.5 cm £65 each

Metal

Yin & Yang 

Fire

Water

Earth

Wood

To purchase paintings please visit my online shop on link below, it is regularly updated with new work. 

Commissions

I take on commissions and enjoy creating original paintings for interior design projects & for special occasions such as weddings & anniversaries. Please contact me if you have any questions, would like to arrange a viewing or wish to make a commission.

Contact

Victoria Brown

 
The Studio

Crow Wood Farm

Locko Road

DERBY

DE21 7BU

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