Victoria has recently completed a very large oil entitled Storm Clouds, Liguria, measuring 115 x 188cms. Given the size of this work, the artist felt emboldened to develop a new approach to her Divisionist style, inasmuch as the space encouraged a larger, stronger rendition of lowering storm clouds, and having virtually finished the Sky, as did Alfred Sisley, she allowed the stronger shapes in the sky to inform the way in which she represented everything else in that work, all belonging to the same wild, colourful Super Realism of this alternative world. Like Botero, whose flowers, animals houses all share the same treatment as the humans that he depicts so that they all “fit” into his highly original world.
This is the first work to be approached in this manner... it will not be the last.
In 2018/19 Victoria completed a large oil of Sopwell House Hotel, St Albans with the owner, Abraham Bergerano and his then fiancée, Baroness Eugenie van Harinxma. She is currently working on very large Ligurian (Italy) land and seascape, and large portrait of spectacular Marchmont House, Scottish Borders. She has also recently completed a seascape with Venice.
Oil on Canvass, 6 foot by 4 foot, the largest painting ever undertaken. The composition was set, but the work took over a year because the basic style evolved during the actual painting of Ullswater, causing numerous u-turns, repaints, fine-tuning, disregarding any time pressures, allowing a natural evolution to take place in its own time, which is what has happened here ............
soft pastels on acid-free board. 18" x 22" 46 cms x 56 cms. This work was auctioned at Kelso Race Course Borders Carers Trust Annual Event, and fetched £1800 for the Charity.
One man show with Ivo Bouwman Gallery, 80 Jan van Nassaustraat, The Hague, October, 2012. Interviewed by National Dutch Television, at the Gallery.
Sous les Platanes, the South of France........
Autumn Sunlight, Backershagen, Holland.
Pastels on acid-free board, 18" x 24"
Boy in Bluebell wood, 24" by 20", pastel on acid-free board
Carel Bloys van Treslong hosts a one-man show of the artist's work in the Hague, at which Mr. Ivo Bouwman gives a talk about the work of the British Artist, Victoria Baden-Powell, to open a Vernissage in the Hague, of the artist, where, for the first time, she showed work from a 30 year span of work, to give a very comprehensive overvie
Work by BADEN-POWELL was shown in the autumn of 2006 at the Crossgate Gallery. Mr. Greg Ladd, owner of the Crossgate Galleries, selects work from the RBA annual exhibition, every other year, and shows this work of RBA artists in his gallery in september in LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, USA, and then in October, in Charlottsville, Virginia, U.S.A.
Artist invited to hang work with the ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, in their Annual exhition, May 2006.
The RBA was founded in 1824 and is, after the Royal Academy, the oldest exhibiting society in England. We show a wide range of work in many media including oils, acrylics, etc etc”
“From Whistler, Sickert, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Carel Weight to the current outstanding membership, the RBA continues to be a forum for excellence”
Society President, Romeo di Girolamo. Vice President, James Nash
Snowy Drive, Scottish Borders.
Pastel on acid free board, 18" X 22"