About the Artist
Vivi was born in Melbourne in 1963 and her love for drawing and painting began at an early age.
She studied science at Monash University, graduating with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. After several years working in a medical laboratory, Vivi resigned from her diagnostic career and moved from inner city Melbourne to Bayside Beaumaris to raise her young family.
Her proximity to the sea and natural beauty of Bayside, inspired Vivi to reconsider her primary passion and that was to paint.
She took the opportunity to take classes in the key mediums of watercolour, acrylic and oil for a number of years which started a focus on painting that has been her passion for the last seventeen years. In that time Vivi also applied her talent and love for painting and sharing her passion by branching out into teaching and mentoring her own classes.
Vivi has enjoyed and continues to enjoy painting the seaside and bay scenes, but has also developed a talent for capturing city scenes and reflections, street scapes, rural landscapes, people, and still life/ flowers, in fact anything that will capture the light and her inspiration at the time.
She has been a member at Brighton, Beaumaris and Mentone-Mordialloc Art Groups for many years and teaches both acrylic and watercolour at Blanc Canvas Studios in Hampton, mixed media at Mentone Mordialloc Art Group and oil at Brighton Art Society.
Her work can be seen at Without Pier Gallery in Bay Rd Cheltenham, Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Frankston, Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet, Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris, Ecliptic Gallery in Armadale and Bungendore Fine Art Gallery, NSW. In 2006, Vivi was accepted as a full member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, where she is currently involved as a committee member with a keen interest in arranging forums to inspire current and budding artists. Vivi is also a member of the Australian Watercolour Society.
She has received many awards and continues to participate in many art shows. In addition to teaching and her exhibition work, Vivi also undertakes commissions for local, interstate and international clients.