About the Artist

Working in a series, she chooses subject matter from what is inspired by everyday living, including landscapes, night scenes, florals and still life. “I find inspiration in solitude and I want to share the peaceful feeling,” she says. “I try to capture what I’m seeing and feeling, and put it on canvas. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it becomes theirs.” Sometimes Vic uses gold leaf to create the illumination of subtle effects along with glazes of oil paint achieving an ethereal aura that compliments all decor.

Vic Mastis teaching

Her work as been in the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York, Fort Walton Museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Victor, Colorado and many other exhibits.

Vic has been featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Suburban Journal, South County Times and Gold Rush newspaper in Victor, Colorado. She received the Artist Choice award at the plein-air events such as Augusta, Missouri and Victor, Colorado. Her work has won numerous honors including Mid-Summer Art Faire in Quincy, Illinois; Mosaics in St. Charles, Missouri; Art in the Park in Highland, Illinois; Brush Rush in Victor, Colorado; Pastel Passion in St. Peters, Missouri; and at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine in Belleville, Illinois.

She a juried member of Oil Painters of America, Best of Missouri Hands and a member of Gateway Pastel Artists, Missouri Valley Impressionist Society and Art St. Louis. In 1998, Vic founded the Gateway Pastel Artists, a chapter of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is co- owner of Green Door art gallery in Webster Groves, Missouri near St. Louis.

Vic plein air painting