Julie Allecta
Patricia Anderson
Nina Antze
Lynn Ashby
Nancy Ballard
Bonnie Bonner
Alice Cassman
Ruth Cox
Catherine Dellor
Pria Graves
Mary L. Harden
Nancy Jacobson
Kristin Jakob
Eliza K. Jewett
Linda Kam
Martha Kemp
Kathy Kleinsteiber
Nancy Wheeler Klippert
Victoria Kochergin
Stephanie Law
Nadia Le Bon
Tina Locke
Susan Lofthouse-Meade
Lucy Martin
Lee McCaffree
Susan McDonough
Lillian Murphy
Jill Petersen
Sally Kneeland Petru
Elizabeth Peyton
Vi Strain
Marilyn Danny Swanson
Barbara Coats Ward
Catherine M. Watters

Victoria Kochergin

As a botanical artist, I closely study each subject to assure that I capture all its wonderful details. In doing so, I am continually amazed and in awe with the amount of variety, complexity and beauty within the botanical world. While one might first see the beauty in a certain botanical, beneath this beauty, there remain many separate parts. Parts such as the stamen, pistil, and leaves may go unnoticed at first glance, but with a bit more inspection, can lead to great discoveries. As a botanical artist, I feel extremely drawn to find these discoveries. Consequently, from the time I pick my subject, analyze it and draw it, I gain greater knowledge, more admiration and a personal connection with it. It is this experience which I strive to convey in each of my drawings so that others can also discover and experience the many wonders of the botanical world.

I graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1990 with Bachelors in both Fine Arts and English. Although I have worked with various mediums and expressions including charcoal, painting, pastels, sculpture, ink, watercolor and lithography, I still find drawing with colored pencil to be the approach and medium of my choice. I feel that the ability to create a telling piece of art, by returning to the basics of a piece of paper and pencil, is a wonderful reflection of the creative spirit within me.

 

Victoria A. Kochergin

(707) 479-3336

kochergi@sonic.net

Website: www.victoriakochergin.com