Vikki Backhurst

Glencoe IV
47 x 57cms
Glencoe IV
Memories of Glencoe
69 x 69cms
Memories of Glencoe
Serenity
63 x 80cms
Serenity
Blue Mist Loch Morar
69 x 69cms
Blue Mist Loch Morar
Glen Coe III
49 x 59cms
Glen Coe III
Blue Tits
40 x 40cms
Blue Tits
Oswald
29 x 34cms
Oswald
Fredrick
30.5 x 40.5cms
Fredrick
Wallace
29 x 34cms
Wallace

Vikki was born in Cambridge, where she lived and schooled until she completed her sixth form studies, and then at the age of 18 she moved to central Scotland where she settled easily having spent many family holidays there. A keen horse rider and sportswoman, Vikki has a strong love for nature, landscape and dramatic skies. The opportunity to work at the equestrian centre of one of Scotland’s top luxury hotels was a great introduction to daily Scottish life, both with its changeable weather and consistent beauty. She studied Art at both Perth College UHI and Dundee University which gave her a greater understanding of what she could achieve and how she wanted to direct her creativity.

Vikki’s early development as an artist saw her focus on printmaking, where she was able to experiment with layering of colour and use her drawing skills to create contemporary horse designs and distinctive landscapes. Vikki has now brought this composition understanding to her paintings in acrylic and this combined with the inspiration of her beautiful surroundings leads to the creation of the striking landscapes that she paints today.

Vikki is the manager of DNG Contemporary Art, 109 High Street, Auchterarder, Perthshire.

Highland Spirit - Harvey
47 x 57cms
Bertie
20 x 20cms
Glen Coe II
49 x 59cms