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An Accidental Painter~
Hi there, I am Michele Victoria Helen Kraft, Victoria Helen.
My artistic life, is my life. I’ve always been an observer. I spent the first half of life trying on various professions for size. Never quite the right fit, too tight, too loose, too hectic. When I found floral design, I loved the creativity it could bring. I loved the vibrant and subtle colors. It fit for a long time. Until it didn’t. I needed a new challenge. I needed a reboot. To start over from scratch. The bare bones.
I love cats, dogs, birds, fish, nature. I began to draw. I picked up some tiny canvases and some paint from a craft store. I bought more paint and more canvases. I moved across the country, and stumbled into a community of highly skilled painters and artists of many mediums. Way ahead of me. They were doing it, creating. I wanted to try, but never dreaming that I could achieve those heights. I did some figure modeling in a well known studio/gallery. I absorbed the words of the instructor, and loved the enthusiasm of the students. Too shy and broke to take a class I started to paint in my tiny living room. Not interested in painting people, my muses came from my head. They came from under the water, deep into the depths of the ocean I have never explored. I painted octopuses, over and over, for a few years. Using the tentacles to teach me direction, perspective, shading, highlights. I started to put together art shows with bands. It started to take off, but something didn’t feel right. I left. I needed to move back to my home state. My family called.
Another reboot. Another new life.
Paint and paint, trying to find my painting self. I started to paint chickens, owls, fox, more owls, more chickens. I started getting commissions and involving myself with charity through my art. I continue to grow my muses, now, it’s pigs and pigeons.
My painting self, Victoria Helen Art, started to emerge. Today, I create living cartoons. New muses pop into my head, I continue to create whimsy, with a bit of reality. Holding onto the humor, influenced by the creatures we love and see everyday.
Michele Victoria Helen Kraft takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website. They also take orders through their own website.
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Michele Victoria Helen Kraft takes commissions.
A Fowlish Gothic
Cat Kickin’ Donut
Cats At It
Cinnamon Swirl Swine
Hole Lotta Tossing
Right Side Up
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