About Victoria Clarke
I was born in England, and I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating, until a tragedy in my teens caused me to put my brushes aside. But I came back to art slowly, and on my arrival in Amsterdam five years ago, it became my driving force once again.
I have struggled with mental illness in the past, and with the challenges of being a woman in today’s world. These have shaped my art in two directions: on the one hand, my current seascapes are a never-ending quest to recapture a single moment of inner peace, a kind of sublime mindfulness.
On the other hand, I am a strident feminist, full of frustration with a society that makes women feel inferior; that belittles whole sections of the population simply because they don’t fit its own ridiculously narrow, culturally-defined mould. I want my paintings to shine a spotlight on this cultural straitjacket.
You can also find me over at trixibelle, my illustration site.