VICKI MEADOWS said she was always drawing as a child and didn't watch much TV.
In Jr. high her dad got her a little easel and some starter paints. She started painting on boards and he took one painting to an art gallery in town. The man there said she painted too much like an architect, which was funny since that is what she wanted to be. The gentleman said she shouldn't paint each brick and shade each one!
When she was in High School, she tried to sign up for architectural drawing but was told it was only for boys! So, she felt that it was the end of her painting opportunities. She did murals on walls for family and friends and just got busy with life and kids.
Then a few years ago a Dr. that was treating her Mother for Parkinson's saw a painting at her mother’s home and asked if Vicki would paint something for the Michael J. Fox Foundation's auction. She didn't own any paints or brushes any more, as she hadn't painted in 40 years! But, since her mom was ill with Parkinson’s, she felt she needed to contribute in some way. So, she purchased a box of paints and got busy and painted some lavender fields for the auction. She enjoyed it so much that she started doing more.
Vicki’s work hangs in the Bakersfield Art Center. (661) 869-2320
Acrylic Print- Gallery wrapped, 16 x 20"