Artist talk Online: Victoria Elbroch
Wednesday, September 9, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the online Zoom conversation with Victoria Elbroch, the 2019 award winner of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant given by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The conversation will include Elbroch's works on view, her studio practice and how the grant advanced her studio practice.
This free live online conversation will be held on Zoom (limited to the first 100 participants).
Born in Cheshire, England, Victoria Elbroch lived in both India and Pakistan for most of her childhood instilling in her a great love for travel. Beginning at the age of 10, she went back and forth to her homeland, managing to survive her education in English boarding schools before her family was repatriated in 1969. In 1973 she immigrated to America with her husband, Lawrence who has always played a vital supportive role in her career as a printmaker and artist. While caring for her growing family, Victoria studied etching in Florida and at the University of Oklahoma, also spending three years working with master printmaker, Loraine Moore. She has continued to take every opportunity to learn and evolve in the 42 years she has made her living from her art.
Victoria’s studio work encompasses all 4 floors in her house from the printmaking press in the basement to the drawing space in the attic. Vicky is often found commandeering the dining table while spreading out larger work, or in residence on the sofa as she sketches or cuts out component pieces while watching the latest edition of Masterpiece. She specializes in mixed media drawing with ink and collage and two printmaking mediums, monotype and photopolymer etching. She has won numerous awards for her prints and was recently awarded the 2019 Piscataqua Artist’s Advancement Grant, enabling her to concentrate on her drawings and the study of trees, a particular passion of hers. In early 2020 she spent 6 weeks in the UK drawing meticulously researched ancient trees while also exploring her family roots.
Photo Credit: Tammy Byron