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Vikki Henderson’s Artistry Is Focus In “A World Of Color” At Town Hall Gallery South Palm Beach. Public Reception Takes Place February 10

Internationally acclaimed artist, Vikki Henderson will have a SOLO exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in South Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on February 10.  “A World Of Color” is exactly that – a riot of color which brings great joy to the viewer.  This free exhibit will open your eyes to the feel of life and the movement of creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

V I K K I       H E N D E R S O N

SOLO  EXHIBTION:

“A  WORLD   OF  COLOR”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 10

2 -4 PM

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, FL 33480

561.588.8889

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple Palm” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki Henderson comes from a family of artists. Her grandmother and uncle worked in painstaking detail on their pieces.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I feel like the wind has blown me away by the beauty of what lies around me, I want to feel the life and movement of the universe and creation. My style is immediate, I love to start with an abstraction and build it up into something exciting”.  When she was 4 years old, her parents enrolled her at the French Lycée in London.  She recalls her favorite class called  “observation”.  She observed and started drawing everything that caught her attention, particularly those things she saw around her in nature.

 

 

At age 10, Vikki was sent to English boarding school where her favorite subject was art class. She reminisces saying, “My teacher was open-hearted and encouraged us to listen to classical music including “The Planets” …and Debussy. We would sit on the floor and paint what we heard, the colors the emotions… the beauty of life. Every couple of weeks a new array of paintings would get posted in the dining room for the rest of the school to enjoy”.  By the age of 17, she left boarding school and enrolled at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London and later, the Beaux Arts and Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
“Dragonflies” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki tells us, “There I was confronted with naked models and learned to draw the figure. Observation was once again a key factor in this classical training, to draw what you see and what you feel to your subject at hand.  At 18 years I went to do my BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I studied languages, but again was drawn to the art department. I felt at home in the studio, and studied printmaking and painting. Mostly, I enjoyed the outdoors where I hiked and painted water color “Plein Air” in nature.  Vikki has a diploma in Watercolor and Drawing from the National Academy of Design in NY, a degree in Fabric Design from Parsons, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
“Tiger Lily” by Vikki Henderson
Vikki is happiest in nature. Natural forms she has become so familiar with always appear in her work. She says, “My mother kept a beautiful flower garden in England and every time I visited,  I spent most of my time painting outside in her garden. I have continued to paint the figure and some landscapes, but mostly I have enlarged the natural forms in nature to expand right off the confines of the paper or canvas”.

 

Vikki chose water color as her favorite medium because of the freedom she feels using it.  “I love the control of the medium on different types of paper and using different brushes or pen and ink. I love the ‘mistakes’, they just lend to new findings, discoveries that help me progress into unexpected exciting results. It is the energy, the movement that I love to feel in the work it is like a breath of life that brings it alive. Acrylic is also an immediate expression but on canvas rather than paper”.

Vikki has exhibited in England, France, Tokyo, New York, Los Angels , and Florida. She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Scholarship Award at the National Arts Club (NY), the Ralph Weiler Prize, the Mary Hinman Carter Prize, and a Ford Foundation grant.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Vikki’s paintings:

561.533.3933

watercolorvikki@gmail.com

 

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