Victoria K Nelson
Professional Artist

All things creative has been a common theme in the life of Victoria Nelson, Professional Artist. From childhood days of building model airplanes to experimenting with a chemistry set, to her corporate career which frequently involved starting new projects and organizations.

Beginning as self-taught painting flowers in water colors when in her teens she then took initial instruction in college. After college, a corporate career beckoned and art creation went dormant. In 2010, as her corporate life began to lose its inspiration, Nelson began taking serious art instruction. "Art instruction filled the void and led me to move on to a life where I could paint, draw, experiment and grow as an artist full time - or whenever I felt like it" said Victoria Nelson.

"Most of my inspiration comes from flowers - part of being the daughter of a florist, and the islands."
For over 30 years, she and her husband, Steve (a devoted, hard-working supporter of the arts community) split their time between their home in Florida, and St. Croix.

The inspiration and beauty of the Crucian life and its people is evident in her work. Other inspirations
have been found in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, especially the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort. The complexity and geometry of her work is a confluence of a designer’s eye and an engineer's eye. However, "Never stop learning" is how she describes her style approach. “Everything from my backyard to travels from South East Asia to the Mediterranean have all influenced my ever-evolving portfolio," said Nelson.

Nelson's work is shown in the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on St. Croix, and the Hyder Gallery for Fine Arts in Lake Mary, Florida, and featured at a juried show in the Florida Hospital Art of Healing Gallery as well as several Historic Sanford Welcome Center Art Walk juried exhibitions. Her work is regularly included in charitable fund-raising auctions. Her works are in private collections in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Canada, Iceland and Denmark.
PI<(1)>s Purple

Primarily Yellow

Broken But Beautiful II

Castaway and Carol<(1)>s Cottages

Divinity Dahlias Dancing

View from Cocktail Cottage

Winter Hibiscus

Going to the Zoo, Yup Yup Yup

Christmas Hibiscus


Don<(1)>t Fence Me In

First Lily

For Daddy

Ranger Mike Patrols the Deep Off Sandy Point

Lily From Rex

Carnival Cottage

Lone Palm

Cruzan Confusion

Crows Nest and Compass Rose Cottages

Coco Palm/Coral/Sylvias Room/Caribe Cottages

Calypso, Conch and Cruzan Cottages

Cocktail and Chocolate Cottages

Coy Koi

Lorraines Amaryllis

Sake Mums

The Patio

Snow Flake Flowers

Betas Blowing Bubbles

Going Daisy Over Clover

Sunrise in the Backyard

Visiting Maria Dorothea

Pinball Flower

Cone Cockle and Cowry Shell Cottages

Visiting Maria Dorothea

Ocatilla Club

Nice Zoo You Got Here

Chart House Cottage

Ganga says,

Golden Sunset

Crucian Palm Sheltering PI<(1)>s Rock

Lauries Louisiana Iris


Step Into The Sea

Ageless Magnolia

Marie<(1)>s Fantasy

First Lily

“You’re About To Put Me Over The Edge”

Whispers of Glory

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

Walking Alone

Honorable, Beautiful and highest

Green Flash at Sunset

Green Flash at Sunset

For Daddy II

Lily White

Tish<(1)>s Golden Dancers

Follow Me, Get Out of the Rain

I<(1)>m Not Going to Any Zoo

Across Moon River

Please Come Play With Me

Standing Tall

Northern Lights-by one who<(1)>s never seen them

Frustrating Frog

Good Morning America

PI's Purple
Painting: acrylic on canvas

This is a most unique tropical flower commonly known as a bat flower. Features include 4 large fan-shaped petals rising above mysterious round pods that open over time then tip forward surrounded by long delicate tendrils that extend up to two feet! We first saw it at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. 23 x 19 framed

This is an original work.
Height 14" x Width 11" x Depth 0.5"
Year Produced: 2015
Inventory ID VN_0062
Status: Hyder Gallery


This work is named for my BFF who hates the color purple. I just couldn’t stop myself, because she does love the flower. It is usually in bloom when she comes to visit in the Fall. It is matted and framed in complementary rich wood.

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