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An Interview with Vicky Surles

By Patricia Zannie (1/15/2023)

Patricia Zannie Gallery 209 Artist

Vicky Surles is an award-winning realist artist and member of Gallery 209. She works primarily in watercolor and color pencil, focusing on portraits, still life and landscapes.

Following in the tradition of classical Western Art, Vicky’s detailed representational artwork has been juried into the Baltimore Watercolor Society as a Signature Member; and recently received Best in Show, including a solo show at the Garrett Park Invitational Exhibition at Penn Place Gallery.

Vicky traveled and lived in both Guatemala and Mexico for several years, and painted Mayan people and archeological sites, as well as the scenic palm trees, lakes and volcanoes. Her various drawings have appeared in magazines and posters; and a series of her drawings were used in the book “THE CARIBBEAN Survival, Struggle and Sovereignty” as the chapter title pages.

Vicky has exhibited in juried solo and group shows, including Garrett Park Invitational Shows, Kensington Labor Day Weekend Shows, Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibitions, at Betty Mae Kramer Gallery in the Silver Spring Civic Building, The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, the Friendship Heights Village Center, and at the University of Maryland, where she obtained her Studio Art Degree.

Vicky is also a member of the Montgomery Art Association and the Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery.


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