Painting plein air at Ft Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth Maine
V L Rees is a Raleigh artist who specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils.
She draws inspiration from her appreciation of the beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature's intricacies all capture her attention.
Vicki's work has been exhibited throughout North Carolina and is in collections in the South and Midwest.
Originally from Indianapolis, she moved to North Carolina after a 20+ year stop in Kentucky.
Her work can be seen in her personal gallery located at 311 West Martin in Raleigh and her home studio in Historic Oakwood (open by appointment).
Member of: Oil Painters of America, Artspace, Durham Art Guild Juried Exhibitions Annual National Juried Art Show, Arts Council of Wayne County - 2019, 2014 Exposed: Nudes in Art, Litmus Gallery - 2019, 2018, 2016 Beyond Despair, National Humanities Center - 2019 Davidson County Community College - 2020, 2019 (poster winner), 2013, 2011 Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange - 2018 Pathways, Clayton Visual Arts - 2017 (First Place) Flowers & Gardens, 311 Gallery – 2017, 2016, 2015 (Honorable Mention) Annual Art Gala, North Ridge Country Club - 2017 National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition, M. V. Howard Arts Center - 2016, 2014, 2011 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Fine Arts League of Cary – 2016, 2014 (Miriam Pinkerton Honor Award), 2009, 2008 Anything Goes, Litmus Gallery - 2015 Urban Rhythm - City Lights, Charlotte Fine Art Gallery - 2013 Road Trip, Hickory Museum of Art - 2013 If You Build It, Visual Art Exchange – 2013 (Third Place) For the Love of Art, Visual Art Exchange, Live Auction - 2013, 2012 Quartet: All Things In Fours, Cary Visual Art - 2012 Scope: the North Carolina Landscape, Visual Art Exchange - 2011 Gardens and the Natural World, Hilllsborough Arts Council - 2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society - 2009
Crook's Corner - 2019 Town of Garner - 2019 Clayton Town Center - 2018, 2015 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - 2018, 2015, 2012 Davie Medical Center - 2016 Woman’s Club of Raleigh - 2016 A J Fletcher Foundation - 2016 Nature Art Gallery, NC Museum of Natural Science - 2015 Chapel Hill Town Hall - 2014 Wake County Libraries – 2014, 2011, 2010 Cary Senior Center - 2013 Sertoma Arts Center - 2013 Town of Cary - 2014, 2013, 2012
She Likes Blue, 311 Gallery - 2019 North Ridge Country Club - 2017 VAE Exchange Gallery - October 2015, March 2015 Trinity Gallery -2014
Visual Language Magazine, cover artist - October 2014, November 2013 North Carolina State Fair - 2008 (Honorable Mention)