Artistic Vision of The Ancient Chinese I Ching
Since her childhood Victoria Pendragon trained to be an artist. She attended Saturday classes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, majored in art in high school, and proceeded to attend the Philadelphia College of Art.
The artist currently lives in the old hills of West Virginia,where she focuses on painting and writing. She has exhibited in many juried art exhibitions and is the author of Sleep Magic, Surrendering to Success.
The works of art you see here are from her on-going project — a visual interpretation of the ancient Chinese Book of Changes, the I Ching.
Victoria Pendragon, Following, acrylic on liquid art boards, 8″ x 10″.
Victoria Pendragon began a serious foray into the real art world after the birth of her children, in the mid 1980’s and then launched a collaboration known as Victoria+Dodd. Their work found its way into numerous corporate collections and was used for the introduction of the Bravo television channel.
In 1989 her entire body and internal organs hardened due to progressive systemic sclerosis. Art – and pretty much everything else – stopped for her as she embarked on an adventure that would first save and then change her life. No longer able to function professionally, art became for her a therapeutic tool for healing. Unable at first even to hold a brush, she used foam and rags to strap the brushes to her hands.
Victoria Pendragon, Taming Power of the Small, acrylic on liquid art boards, 10′ x 8′.
By 2008, Victoria began creating more regularly and, working on a table top, she produces acrylic paintings that reflect the joy that she has found in being alive.
Visit Victoria Pendragon’s website: www.VictoriaPendragon.com