Vicky Surles is an award-winning realist artist, working mainly in watercolor and color pencil, focusing on portraits, still life and landscapes. She’s a member of the Montgomery Art Association, Gallery 209, Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, and a juried Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
Her work is in many private collections, as well as the US Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program. She graduated from the University of MD with a Studio Art Degree. Over the years, she’s taken some portrait studies in pastels and figure studies in oil with Danni Dawson, and a watercolor workshop with David Daniels. Vicky traveled and lived in Guatemala and Mexico for several years, and painted palm trees, lakes, volcanoes, Mayan people, and archeological sites.
She has exhibited in juried solo and group shows, including Garrett Park Invitational Shows, Kensington Labor Day Weekend Shows, Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibitions, a Betty Mae Kramer Gallery Juried Show in the Silver Spring Civic Building, The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, the Friendship Heights Village Center, and at the University of Maryland. Her drawings have appeared in magazines, posters and in a book about the Caribbean.