Allow me to re-introduce myself (ala Jay-Z)…my name is Victoria! I chose the words “re-introduce”, which may sound silly since many of you are familiar with my work, but it is exactly what I want to do. My photographs have been exhibited on my website for quite some time, but I haven’t given you much of a glimpse of the person behind the camera lens.
Photography and painting has always been a cathartic release for me, a way to express my frustrations, thoughts, and feelings. For most of my life, my art was deeply personal, and not something I shared with a lot of people. When I started this website, I never could have imagined that I would receive so much support for my work- and it is this support from all of you that keeps motivating me to keep pushing my comfort zone to create new work, meet new people, display in more galleries and really pursue this dream to wherever it may take me.
In the beginning, I was nervous to share my art with the world- but it has been without a doubt, one of the most fulfilling decisions I have made. The positive and encouraging responses from all of you has been amazing, and I feel lucky that so many of you have gotten to know me through my work.
While I’m so happy that my website and photographs have introduced you to Victoria Miritello the artist, I want to (re)introduce you all to Victoria Miritello the person.
As they say, we all have layers…I am definitely no exception. I want to start peeling that away and share with you the everyday Victoria behind the camera lens or paint brush.
I hope through writing more blog posts, exhibiting more photographs, and being more intimate with my social handles will allow you to see more of the true person behind all the art. Putting myself out there is still something pretty foreign to me. Before I decided to quit my job and pursue my art full time, I had zero experience with social media (other than Facebook). But I am going to give it a try, so please, bare with me as I, Victoria, re-introduce myself…