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Here a few choice works that represent the full body of artwork by Victoria Steel. 

 
 

A Wheel Within Wheels, A Web Within Webs

24 x 16"

Oils on Masonite  |  Framed

I decided to base this painting’s narrative around a modern interpretation of the often overlooked and forgotten character found in Greek Mythology- Ariadne, daughter of Minos, King of Crete. There are many different interpretations of translation, speculated theories, and backstory details surrounding Ariadne’s role in aiding the hero, Theseus, in his quest to defeat the Minotaur. 

$2,500

Available

 

The Lost Path

6 x 6"

Oil on Panel  |  Framed

This painting was inspired by a path in a patch of woods, local to where I live in New Jersey.

$950 

Available @ Lovetts Gallery

 

A Vision of the Past

20 x 24"

Oils on Masonite  |  Framed

The passage of time and the feeling of nostalgia are messages I wish to share through this piece of art. A Vision of the Past portrays three portraits, mixed smoothly with a still life through surreal elements.  This painting was inspired by sketches from my childhood.

$3,000

Available

 

A Scene From the Seven Tubs

10 x 12.5" 

Charcoal and Pastels on Paper  |  Framed

This piece features a landmark local to the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton area.

$1,200.00

Available

 

Of Earth, Heaven, and Sea

17"x11"

Charcoal & White Pastel on Paper  |  Framed

In Hans Christian Anderson’s original tale of The Little Mermaid, the mermaid realizes that by the end of her allotted time on earth, she cannot get the prince to fall in love with her. Her sisters barter with the antagonist (the sea witch) and are given a dagger that the little mermaid must slay the prince with, which will allow the mermaid to live on. Instead of doing this, the mermaid throws herself into the water and dissolves into sea foam. Her newfound soul does not fade, but rather becomes an air wraith that is promised to heaven. 

Anderson’s version paints the heroine as a more beautiful, more innocent soul- untouched by jealousy and emitting a love more pure than the will to survive. What may be surprising to most is that Anderson’s original story was written as a heartfelt love letter to a man named Edvard Collin. The story was said to symbolize his inability to have Collin just as a mermaid cannot be with a human.

$1500

SOLD |  Art Renewal Center Foundation Purchase Award

 

Origins

19 x 25"

Charcoal and Pastel on Paper  |  Framed

"Origins" is inspired by the story of Pandora's box. This was an experimental drawing that I created to merge realism with imaginative elements. 

$1,500

Available

 

Time Without End

5 x 11.5"

Oils on Masonite  |  Framed

$1,100 

SOLD  |  Lovetts Gallery

 

The Ashes of Our Thoughts

9 3/4" x 8"

Oil on Masonite  |  Framed

“There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must have been the first cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we've got one damn thing the phoenix never had. We know the damn silly thing we just did. We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, someday we'll stop making the goddamn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember every generation.” – Granger - Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Inspired by Fahrenheit 451, created for a group show @ Lovetts Gallery

$1,200 

SOLD | Lovetts Gallery