was born in Arizona and lived overseas for most of her early
childhood: Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Her first profession was medicine. She was a private practice
pediatrician for 10 years and now volunteers occasionally at
a free pediatric clinic. Her art career began in 2000 when
retired from medicine, although the influences began long before
multimedia pieces are a combination of collaged paper and
(handmade, printed, recycled, bought and found), acrylic paint
and other mediums.
support is ¼ inch hardwood plywood mounted on a ¾
inch hardwood plywood frame. After the wood is primed with
a transparent acrylic medium, the paper is applied intuitively
with PVA glue or Acrylic Matte Medium. Natural papers are combined
with exciting brighter prints that add color and light. After
several layers of paper, acrylic paint is applied either abstractively
or in a pattern from nature. Often-used subjects are trees,
grasses and other forms of plant life. The works are then finished
with a protective layer of medium.
also enjoys oil painting. Most of the scenes are from past
She has a series of flower pieces that depict bright invigorating
flowers contained in old recycled buckets.
is a place to visit our origins and find ourselves. Under
a canopy of trees, or the broadest of prairie vistas, in
wetlands or dunes, we encounter feelings of freedom and relax
with thoughts, bold and clear.
of nature, winds in trees, birds, the elements of peace and
solitude, free of the influences of modern society.
I am impressed
by the color and design found in nature. I interpret landscapes.
My work is a dynamic expression of patterns, color and light
as a backdrop of nature, superimposing the simplicity of
trees and plants on complex natural backgrounds. Each paper
and pattern in my collages is meant to be part of a whole,
unique, yet natural element.
I have lived
and visited many countries, Papua-New Guinea, Australia,
New Zealand, Africa, Philippines and Sweden, during my early
childhood. My early adulthood was spent training and practicing
as a physician, specializing in pediatrics. I try to express
the views that are my backgrounds, blending cultural differences
yet maintaining the character that makes them unique."
in El Paso, TX, Vickie is married to James Boggs, with whom
she has two children.
earned her BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and
also studied at the University of Madrid and UMKC. She earned
her MA from Park University.
was the owner and graphic designer of AB Graphics for 13
For the past 15 years, she has been a teacher in Liberty.
currently is available for private commissions for murals and
furniture. Vickie is a former member of Northland Exposure
and has exhibited in El Paso Galleria National, Plaza Art Fair,
and “Murals” in Liberty.