After studying at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, Victoria was awarded the Jack Goldhill Scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, winning several awards including The Spectator and Adam Bank Award, The Goghill Landscape Award and the David Murray Scholarship.

Victoria now exhibits widely and has shown at the National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Scottish Gallery Cork Street, Beaux Art Bath Critics Choice and The Aberdeen City Art Gallery. She was in the Channel Four programme 'West Foot Forward' with the poet U.A. Fanthorpe.

She has paintings in various public collections including T.S.B. Plc., Farrer Brown Institute of Histopathology and Gloucester Royal Hospital.

Education

  1. Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, Graduate

Royal Academy Schools, London, Post Graduate

Selected Exhibitions

Cadogan Contemporary, London
Royal Academy Summer Show
Scottish Gallery, London
Discerning Eye, Critic's Choice
Beaux Art, Bath Critic's Choice
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Scotland
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Islington Art Fair, London
Peter Greenham, Memorial Exhibition, london
New English Art Club
Cranberry Isles, Maine, USA
Garsington Opera, Oxford
Tetbury Music Festival
Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
The North Wall Gallery, Oxford

2013

Solo exhibition, "The Southbank Sinfonia and Jesus Jones drawings" 
The North Wall Oxford, to coincide with the young Britten in Oxford festival.

Television

In Conversation with U A Fanthorpe
(West Foot Forward)

Talks

September 2013
"The Southbank Sinfonia and Jesus Jones drawings, how my practice as a fine artist has influenced my textiles". The North Wall Theatre, Oxford to coincide with the young Britten in Oxford festival.

Brighton University, visiting artist's talks.
"The Southbank Sinfonia and Jesus Jones drawings, how my practice as a fine artist has influenced my textiles.

      2015

  • Designed and produced textile collection for The Worshipful Company Of Plumbers 650th anniversary. 
  • "The Chair" 45 Minute Portrait Sittings
  • Continued work with band Jesus Jones
  • Open Studios with SVA, May 2015
  • The 2015 Ruth Bochard Self Portrait Exhibition, 'Piano Noble, King Place, London'
  • Off The Wall, ACP Gallery Gloucestershire
  • 2016

  • Joint exhibition  'Silk Road'  The silk museum, Bsous, Lebanon.
  • Designed and produced textile collection for International Opera Awards
  • Exhibition of textiles and drawings, David Simon Gallery, Bath. To coincide with Bath International Music Festival. May 2016.
  • On going 45 minute portrait sittings project.

 

  • 2017

  • Solo exhibition 'Paintings, Drawings & Textiles'. Showing large scale paintings  , drawings and textiles. Garden Gallery Montpellier Cheltenham.
  • Visual Artists in residence Cheltenham Jazz festival
  • Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition, 18th May-22nd September, Piano Nobile, Kings Place. London N19AG

Awards

The CoghillLandscape Award
The Jack Goldhill Scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools
The David Murray Landscape Award
The Spectator and Adam Company Award

Reviews

Country Life
The Spectator
The Oxford Times

Residencies

The Garsington Opera, Oxford 2009 / 2010
Tetbury Music Festival, Gloucestershire
The Heliker-La Hotan Foundation
Cranberry Isles, Maine, USA 2012-13

Public Commissions

TSB Plc
Farrer Brown Institute of Histopathology
Gloucester Royal Hospital