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A new phase of Art history

Victoria's works intrigued me right from the start. It is interesting to note that in some countries, as in Britain, artists continue to work in certain styles that have been adopted for over a hundred years, but at the same time, they gradually develop it into their own very personal style.

This particular distinction applies to the work of Victoria Baden-Powell, in her pastels and oils. She has, for the most part, relinquished the fine pointillist style of the earlier works and developed it into...?........ Each 'dot' resembles a piece of a mosaic, or tessera, and viewed as a whole, these create a festive mosaic of tesserae which captures in a masterly manner the effect of light within a composition, ranging from very early morning through to nightfall...

The variety manifested in her landscapes and cityscapes certainly intrigues, but above all, convinces us of her ability to lead us all into a new phase of Art history.

- Ivo Bouwman

A truly innocent eye

Victoria Baden-Powell is one of those fortunate and rare artists who has not only a natural talent but a powerful need to express herself in painting. Every mark made by her brush has a kind of intensity that only a truly innocent eye can achieve.

- Richard Demarco (awarded the O.B.E. for his contribution to the world of Contemporary Art)

Sense of light

It is good to see the steady and rapid development leading to your accomplishment in the later work... revealing first and essentially a real love for the centrifugal, natural design presented in true painterly terms. I was impressed by the sense of light which you achieved by your skilful handling of brigaded tonal areas...

- Sir Robin Philipson, former President of the Royal Scottish Academy

Highly original vision

...some unusual paintings by Victoria Baden-Powell... they bear witness to a highly original vision, at once both sophisticated and naïve in a fine art sense. This despite and because of the fact that she borrows Seurat’s pointilliste technique, using it almost exclusively and priciapally on subjects which that artist certainly never entertained-the majestic grandeur of natural phenomena... In her hands, however, visual cliches don a new significance because she also shares Seurat’s gift for formal arrangement... The experience is exciting and refreshing...

- Sir Edward Gage, Art Critic for the “Scotsman” Newspaper