Victoria was born in Manila, Philippines, and moved to the United

States as a young child. She showed an early fascination with

art. This attraction to the arts initially led her to pursue careers

in the fashion industry and interior design. She eventually

returned to her early interest in painting. Her roots come from

the diverse cultures of Spain, China, Japan, and India. Her work

sometimes represents these cultures as well as experiences from

her daily life. She experiments with different media. Her immediate

living environment, an old avocado grove in a rural area of

northern San Diego, is a great source of inspiration.


“My art reflects my subconscious thoughts and inspirations. I do

not have a preconceived image or idea in mind at the outset.

I start most of my paintings with texture then add color and

shapes somewhat at random. This triggers an imaginative process

as I react to what is happening naturally within the piece. I

develop a more fixed vision of the final piece as work on it progresses.

Using a variety of materials, including acrylics, oils, pencils,

ink, found objects, and remnants of magazine articles and books,

I then make a more conscious e ort to move in a particular

direction until I reach what seems to me the point of completion.”