Victoria Lake is an artist who paints from a desire to connect with the human need for identity and purpose. Growing up in Europe, she was surrounded by European art and its influences. Her artful upbringing motivated her to create even as child.
It was during a period of personal pain and life struggle that Victoria began to search for healing. Self-expression through art helped her uncover the pain and pursue healing. She felt she was given a new chance at life and began to pursue giving back to people what she learned.
Victoria has lead and organized teams to administer forms of art therapy to disadvantaged children in South America and non-profits in California. Working with the poor and disenfranchised spurred her motivation to create her own work to bring hope and healing. Victoria is constantly challenging herself and others to unearth personal destiny.
Victoria feels she is self-taught and inspired by her past experiences, God encounters and travels. She desires to give the viewer opportunities to connect with Jesus, find soul awakening, healing and purpose.
Nature and wildlife are my inspiration. The metamorphosis of the butterfly is like my own life which compels me to paint it. The life cycle of the butterfly and passionate pursuit to fly and journey reveal how something can be in a state of dormancy but change after passing through purposeful metamorphosis. The ways of nature reveal glimpses into what heaven must be like. It's like the process of time and movement forming a new hopeful state. I constantly want to give the viewer an opportunity to go beyond what is seen by the natural eye and see into new dimensions and heavenly places. I canít rid myself of this purpose; the lens through which I view life. My hope is to give others a peek at what I see when I look at the world and maybe spark a blazing fire of purpose that urges a look beyond what human eyes can see.