Vic was born and raised in South-Central Pennsylvania in a small village near the city of Altoona. Being creative all his life, he grew up always interested in art. As a child, he was constantly drawing various characters and cutting them out and putting them in a shoebox to play with later. He created a comic strip while he was still in grade school and received his first “commission” from his grandfather, creating a watercolor of Dunning Mountain in Pennsylvania.
He started doing portraits in pastel and graphite while in high school of his family and friends. Voted “Most Artistic” in his high school yearbook, Vic painted an acrylic mountainside scene, “Desert Splendor,” which hung in the school’s art gallery showcase. It was his art teacher that pointed him to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Commercial Art. This was only the beginning of his life-long love for art.
Largely a self-taught artist, Vic continued to paint and eventually obtained his degree in Fine Art, studying in the Visual Art curriculum at the County College of Morris. He currently works as a Visual Designer while pursing his fine art career painting in his studio in Boonton, NJ.