Artist's Statement


I create paintings exploring my passion for colour, light, perception and pattern. The immediate aesthetic and decorative quality of my work conceals personal nostalgia. My ideas come from reflecting on memories, such as happy holidays playing in the arcade on the pier, a childhood book of MC Escher and my 1990s graphic design education. Ideas and curiosities arising from previous paintings also inspire my practice.


Having studied graphic design at University, I naturally create the compositions for my work digitally, which I then draw onto the canvas. I premix and refine all my paint colours, allowing me to study how the colours work together before painting. By carefully masking with tape, I achieve the crisp, precise edges crucial to my work. The finish must be as flawless as possible to not distract from the composition and colours.


Although my paintings are active and immediate, they also engage the viewer by questioning their perception and offering the chance to 'solve' the painting's visual puzzles.



Artist's Biography


Victoria Mardon b. 1978 Maidstone, Kent, is an emerging abstract artist living and working in Exeter, Devon. She creates precise and complex chromatic, hard-edged, geometrical paintings using acrylic on canvas.


She graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, and although she never followed this as a career path, the experience shaped her painting process. Alongside her painting practice, Victoria is currently studying part-time for an MA in Painting at Arts University Plymouth.





2022 Studying for an MA in Painting (part-time) at Arts University Plymouth


2022 Longlisted for Jackson's Art Prize


2020 Longlisted for Jackson's Art Prize


2019 Selected for RWA Open. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


2018-2020 Member of Patrick Jones's Abstract Art Group, Exeter


2009 Member of Patrick Jones’s Abstract Art Group, Exeter


2001 A Level Fine Art, Exeter College


2000 BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Bath Spa University





2023 Victoria Mardon. Get Lost Gallery, Exeter


2022 RWA Open. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


2022 Winter Open. Sou'-Sou'-West Gallery. Symondsbury Estate


2021 Victoria Mardon & Andrew Stonyer. Brownsword Hepworth


2021 Spring Show. Brownsword Hepworth


2020 A Cabinet of Curiosities. Brownsword Hepworth


2019 Abstraction Here & Now. Group Exhibition, Exeter


2019 Evolver. Group Exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton