Victoria Rodgers is a South Okanagan artist who lives south of Okanagan Falls on Vaseux Lake. Working in a rehab centre for raptors in the south Okanagan was one special journey and having one of BC’s most photographed sites as her backyard is her inspiration.
She grew up in Kelowna and won an art award in Toronto in high school. Her career path led her to receive an Instructor’s Certificate from UBC and she taught office administration in a college.
It was living in Golden and surrounded by some of BC’s most beautiful parks that changed her perspective and she started painting again. Watching wildlife in its natural habitat became her hiking and skiing goal. Some of the art classes she has attended have been wildlife art, flower/botanical painting, watercolor, Chinese watercolor techniques, encaustic and acrylic courses and an “inscape” course when living in Ontario.
She has completed studio courses and plein air classes with some of the Canada’s prominent .artists including Mike Svob, David Langevin, Dominik Modlinski, and John Pryce. She also attended the plein air FCA painting course on Saltspring Island with instructors Elizabeth Wiltzen, John Salminen, Carla O’Conner, and Stephen Quiller. Most recently she attended a residency at the Toni Onley Artists’ Project with mentors Jeffrey J. Spalding and Anong M. Beam.