Paintings by Victoria Sonstegard
Hello, My name is Victoria Sonstegard and I live in Southern California. I have been an artist and art educator for a LOOOOONNNNNGGG time and love to learn and grow. Every job I have ever had, including those as an actor in my youth, have somehow been connected to art, as in drawing and painting.I majored in art in college, but put aside fine art to do graphic design (and to eat and pay my rent). I got back into it when I was hired to teach drawing, painting, and Art History.
My artistic challenges are a frustration at not really knowing what I’m doing with paint. I have strong drawing skills and am a realist, but I can’t seem to get the brush to behave as I’d like. I want to learn to paint like Vermeer – luminous, glowing, light-filled canvases that are filled with beauty.
Our school paid for a subscription to Web Art Academy and I have learned quite a bit from the wonderful Natalie Richy. I want to continue to improve and need more instruction. I think the Old Masters Academy is a terrific framework in which to learn and to win the course would be an opportunity to develop my skill further and figure out where I want to go as I retire from teaching art in secondary school. I want to explore strong females from the bible and depict them with skill and dignity.
People should vote for me if what they see resonates with them. Art isn’t just about the brush to canvas, but to the eye and to the soul!