Drawing, Painting

Goertz, Victor

About the artist
Victor is originally from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in the Okanagan, he developed an affinity for the world outdoors, and explored it hiking and camping and still does. He created art from an early age and eventually went on to study art at what is now Okanagan University. He continued on to graduate from Emily Carr College of Art and Design and then later returned to what is now Emily Carr University to acquire his BFA. This lifetime love of the wild places of the world has taken him on trips to explore the land with camera, pastels and sketchbook, traveling to the Clayoquot, Carmanah, Walbran, Stein Valley, Okanagan and other unique places and ancient forests. and then returning to his studio to develop those explorations into paintings. Whether it's an anomalous colour, an improbably balanced branch, a beam of aberrant light, or a thousand other surprises, it's the free radical in the forest that can vault the dialogue from the sublime to the preternatural. There is always a natural human propensity, when shrouded in the natural world, towards mythological interpretations and animistic visions. But we all interpret the same scene differently whether it be a city street, a forest, or within a painting itself. "I look for universal mythos in beauty through nature to inspire the viewer to search for their own stories within and beyond the canvas".

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

Map Code: D3
1000 Parker St.
Vancouver , BC
Studio #suite 316