"A native of Long Island, and current resident of the Mid-Hudson Valley, I am moved by striking skies, distant vistas, and bold colors. My intent is to create an idealized place for myself and my viewers. I don’t copy what I see. I prefer to use reality for reference, and then let my imagination and brush dictate the outcome. I am not afraid to explore and discover harmony in nature and life."
Deeply moved by the natural landscape and gentle beauty of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Vivian began a search for a way to get closer to nature. Through that highly personal and emotional process, she discovered the artist within herself. It is a sentimental journey that continues to motivate her work as a painter.
Vivian has a unique style characterized by simplicity and bold use of color and is clearly influenced by the works of Master Impressionists, Van Gogh, Monet, and Turner. Inspired by the land, she uses it as a guide to unleash her imagination.
Education: Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, but didn't start to paint until after a 20 year career in Advertising. She started with classes at The Art Students League of New York, and The New School for Art and Design. She continued her education in the Mid-Hudson Valley with classes at Arts on the Lake, The Putnam Arts Council, and Silvermine Art Center.
Vivian has exhibited at the Look Art Gallery, solo exhibit at the Kent Public Library, solo exhibit at Somerfield’s Restaurant, and local non-profit Galleries: A. Eric Arctander Gallery at Putnam Arts Council, Friends of the Great Swamp, and Arts on the Lake. She sells direct to buyers via word of mouth. Her work is exhibited privately from New York to California.