Born in Santa Barbara, Victoria’s artistic life began early. Coming from three generations of artists on each side of her family, her great, great grandfather exhibited art in Glasgow Inst. of Fine Art and the Royal Academy to name a few, her artistic future was destined. Victoria’s mother noticed her talents early on. When Victoria was only two years of age she shocked her parents when she started sketching Snoopy cartoons right off the funny page with crayons. She could draw before she could talk.
Throughout High School, Victoria was driven to take every art class she could. It was there a special art teacher would become the early mentor who would nurture her spark by secretly entering her work into a major art competition in hopes of boosting her confidence. Victoria won first place. Now out of High School, Victoria began the life of a fitness model alternating between the gym by day and art classes by night. It wasn’t long before she committed herself solely to her true love. She picked up the brushes and set out to get a formal art education. While in college, recognition for her talents came early. Just a couple of years along, Victoria was being commissioned in the community to paint the most beloved members of their families...the four-legged ones. Her other area of focus was nude portraits. She spent many hours perfecting the lines of the human body. Little did she know she would soon become the subject of someone else’s art.
Playboy discovered Victoria on a modeling shoot and quickly signed her on as a Playmate Centerfold. The theme of the pictorial was none other then art and becoming an artist. Since her centerfold she has traveled the world modeling and making appearances.
Playboy is renowned for their involvement, support, and foresight in the art world. Many famous artists got their start in the pages of Playboy, including Leroy Neiman and Alberto Vargas. Victoria has made history again by being the first and only artist to ever receive a licensing contract from Playboy that allows her to use the famous trademark Rabbit Head Playboy, and Bunny Costume as subjects of her Paintings and limited addition prints.
A blossoming art career, Victoria has had showings throughout the world including Rodeo Drive, Las Vegas, Soho, Shanghai and Japan. Victoria is both an international artist and a renowned model and spokesperson. Victoria has been an international spokesperson for such prominent companies as Budweiser, Tanqueray Gin and Bally's Gaming as well as Playboy.
Victoria has lent her talents as a spokesperson and artist to benefit many charities. She is currently involved with the Circle of Care Foundation where her "Dreams on Canvas" is benefiting the Grossman Burn Foundation which provides help and financial support for individuals, families and children throughout the world.
Victoria specializes in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Screen Prints and Sculptures. Her styles range from Pop Art and Contemporary Art to Abstract. Victoria possesses the range as both an artist and spokesperson to bring any campaign to life. Her strengths and abilities afford you the opportunity to expand your brand and recognition to new heights. Victoria can take advantage of any form to help you realize the vast potential of your vision and beyond.
Daily News Write-up - 2003
LaJolla News Writeup - 2004
Hampton Jitney - 2004
Art Business News - 2004
Tongue Magazine Article - 2005
Art Brilliant - Rodeo Drive: Beverly Hills, California
Palms Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
Wentworth Gallery - The Grove: Los Angeles, California
Gallery 319 - Santa Monica, California
Gallery Soho - Soho, New York
Anamazing Gallery - Broom Street: Soho, New York
Playboy International - 12 years
Tanqueray International - 2 years
Bally's Gaming - 4 years
Budweiser - 1 year
Circle Of Care Foundation - 2008
Victoria can provide you with the complete package for your brand licensing opportunities. In addition to her exclusive licensing agreement for the Playboy Bunny icon, Victoria has also held licenses for Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Humphrey Bogart. As both an artist and the ability to be in front of the camera, Victoria can you help you realize the full potential to promote and execute your campaigns. Through art and as a spokesperson, Victoria can help you artistically and vocally bring your licensed products alive and bridge the gap between consumer products and brand recognition. Victoria works with you as a partner to help create that relationship with your consumers and improve your product recognition and perception in the marketplace. If you would like to explore licensing opportunities and utilize Victoria to reinvent and create innovative brand recognition, please contact us at: americanpopllc@AOL.COM.
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