I’m Victoria Sills, an artist from Westcliff-on-Sea. After studying illustration in Brighton many years ago, my practice still holds drawing as its main foundation. I often use this as a springboard to develop work into lino or woodcuts, monoprints, paintings or mixed media compositions.

Although my work can appear minimal, there is a sense of strong emotion to it. Often concentrating on one element of detail and trying to capture the essence of the subject with just a few marks.

My most recent work is a series of lino and woodcuts inspired by ’The Shore’ apartments on Westcliff seafront and its surroundings. Living in close proximity to the building I am constantly engaged in the shapes it creates against an ever-changing sky, as both the new and old architecture are juxtaposed and begin to merge together. One of these prints, ’The Shore & Leas’, was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019.

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