Vicky Surles

My figurative drawings and portraits, still life and landscapes are inspired by looking closely at nature and reflecting its beauty. I’ve always been driven to capture and explore the structure and intricate details around me. I work mainly in watercolor and color pencil.


I graduated from the University of MD with a Studio Art Degree. Since then I’ve taken some portrait studies in pastel and figure studies in oil with Danni Dawson, and a watercolor workshop with David Daniels. I’ve traveled and lived in Guatemala and Mexico for several years, and painted palm trees, lakes, volcanoes, and Mayan  people and ruins.


My work is in many private collections, as well as the United States Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program.  I have exhibited in juried and group shows, including the Kensington Labor Day Festival, Strathmore Hall, and at the U of MD.  My drawings have appeared in magazines, posters and in a book about the Caribbean.


I’m a member of the Montgomery Art Association, a Juried Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and a Strathmore Hall Artist.

Vicky Surles, artist at Gallery 209