A storyteller by nature, Victoria Mauldin’s Contemporary Realism artwork includes traditional Western art, and an emerging series called “Imaginative Realism”.
Working primarily in acrylics, Mauldin’s paintings remain deeply rooted in the culture and environment of the Southwest as she provides a “close encounter with nature’s wonder and perfection”. The Imaginative Realism paintings stretch the boundaries of reality as we know it, and often go beyond story telling by evoking inquiry and interpretation from the viewer. Regardless of genre, Western Art or Imaginative Realism, her work remains true in subject matter and recognizable as her style.
A retired school principal, Mauldin is a full time artist, working daily with some aspect of her art. She accomplished a long term goal of completing a full career in education and transitioning into the area of art, where she plans to continue for many years to come. Painting began for her in her teen years and always remained as focus and life-long goal.
After being an active member of the art community of Ruidoso, NM for 12 years, serving as an organizer and participant in a variety of art organizations and shows, Mauldin moved to Santa Fe, NM. In 2014, she relocated to Bernalillo, and in 2018 she moved to Corrales, where she is a member of the Corrales Society of Artists. Since moving to Corrales she has participated in the CA Studio Tour, The Old Church Fine Art Show, and was featured at the Corrales Art Gallery.
Other professional memberships include the NM Art League, Rio Grande Art Assoc, Corrales Society of Artists, Let’s Paint New Mexico and Bright Light Fine Art Guild.
Her work is permanently displayed in the Ruidoso Convention Center, the Lordsburg Port of Entry Building (AIPP) and two pieces are displayed at the new Bernalillo Senior Center(AIPP 2018). Mauldin’s work is found in the homes of collectors from coast to coast.
In 2010, Mauldin was asked to paint and present a portrait to the guest of honor Wounded Warrior, at the culmination of a week-long, military celebration to pay tribute to our country’s Wounded Warriors. She considers that one of the most meaningful accomplishments of her career in Art.
She is a participating artist at the Corrales Bosque Gallery, Dragonfly Blue Gallery in Taos,NM and has regularly participated in the Rio Grande Art Shows, NM Masterworks, and other New Mexico shows such as Ruidoso, Los Alamos, Placitas, and Santa Fe .
Mauldin’s art education includes college level coursework and numerous workshops over a 40 year period, college level master painters art classes, and participating in workshops from such notable artists as Wei Tai, John Farnsworth, and Ann Templeton.