Forest artist Vicki has work picked for Royal Society exhibition in London
A BARTON artist has had one of her works accepted for a prestigious display in London.
Vicki Golden (50) will see her painting Portrait with Ginger Cat put on show at the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition, staged at the Mall Galleries in April.
One of a number created during the coronavirus lockdown, the picture depicts Vicki’s imagined alter ego with her elderly cat Puddy who has kidney problems and halitosis.
A great animal lover, her two cats and two dogs are regularly showcased.
Vicki grew up in Lymington and studied at Byam Shaw School of Art in London before graduating from Solent University in 1995.
She has already exhibited at the Mall Galleries, as well as venues including Christies Wildlife exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes at the RCA London and the New English Art Club.
Her works have twice been shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition.
Vicki also regularly exhibits at the St Barbe Open in Lymington and is set to invite visitors to her clifftop home for Hampshire Open Studios in August.
“I have experienced some mental health difficulties and am currently a volunteer at Mind New Milton,” she said.
“I will be donating 25% of sales to Solent Mind as it is a charity close to my heart.”
For more information visit www.vickigolden.co.uk