Vicki Curwen

  Vicki is a watercolor artist and fabric quilter.  She began to draw, color and paint as a child, took photos with her Kodak box camera and began to sew at age 11.  She experimented with acrylic painting, throwing pottery, flower arranging and sewed most clothes.  She discovered rubber stamping and has made greeting cards since 1994.  She began watercolor painting, her preferred medium of expression, after moving to Reno/Sparks in 2003.   Vicki has a passion for travel and always carries a camera.  She paints from her own photography and her paintings tend to be realistic, detailed, usually landscapes or architectural subjects, animals and occasionally people.  She started painting with miniatures to use on greeting cards and has learned to paint in a larger scale.  She constantly challenges herself and paints three times a week.  Her other love is quilting and she’s won a few prizes with quilt projects.   Vicki has studied watercolor with a variety of nationally known artists brought to the Reno area by Sierra Watercolor Society, taking one or two classes a year.  In addition, she’s taken classes in perspective drawing and color theory offered at the Nevada Museum of Art.  She has entered juried shows since 2008 and shows held by SWS, Latimer Art Club, The Sparks Museum, Loving Nevada, The Bike Project, and Nevada Artists Association.  She has won a variety of prizes including Best of Show, Best Historical plus regularly wins People’s Choice.  Her paintings are in private collections nationwide and a few are in England.   Vicki is currently a member of Latimer Art Club (past president, secretary, treasurer), Sierra Watercolor Society (past secretary and show chair), Newcomers Club of Reno/Sparks quilting group and Creative Artists.