Working in pastel and oil, Vic Mastis chooses subject matter from what is inspired by everyday living, including landscapes, night scenes, floral and still life. “I find inspiration in solitude and I want to share the peaceful feeling,” she says. Sometimes Vic uses gold leaf to create the illumination of subtle effects along with glazes of oil paint to achieve an ethereal aura which complements a variety of decor.
Vic's work as been in the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri, Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York, Fort Walton Museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Victor, Colorado and many other exhibits. She received the Artist Choice award at plein-air events in Augusta, Missouri and Victor, Colorado. Her work has won numerous awards and Vic also teaches and conducts workshops in both oils and pastels.
Vic is also the founder of Gateway Pastel Artists (1998), a signature member of the Arkansas Pastel Society, a juried member of the Pastel Society of American and Best of Missouri Hands, and a member of Art St. Louis, the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, the Pastel Society of Mid America, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.