Vic was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania in a small village near Altoona. Being creative all his life, he grew up interested in art. He started doing portraits in pastel and graphite while in high school of family and friends. His highschool art teacher pointed him to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Commercial Art. This was just the beginning of his life-long love for art.
Largely a self-taught artist, Vic received his degree in Fine Art. He studied painting under Todd Doney specializing in oil painting and mentored by Keith Smith, Dean of Liberal Arts, whose work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian Institute among others.
Focusing on figurative oil painting in a Baroque style, Vic explores the dramatic play on light and form to evoke various emotions from the viewer. His subject matter leans towards religion, taking the various themes and Christian stories and displaying them in a more up-to-date manner. His pet series deals with the plight of animals being held captive, bringing attention to puppy mills and animal abuse. Each piece evokes an emotional response from the viewer to be compelled with compassion and to take on the struggle as a voice to those who have none.