‘Life Portraits’ hang in Semmes Gallery

By Sidne Auvert


University of the Incarnate Word alumni and artist Vikki Fields has 17 pieces from her work, “Life Portraits,” on display through Nov. 9 in UIW’s Semmes Gallery.

Fields works out of her studio in San Antonio. Some of her work contains still life, figurative, and portrait oil paintings.

“I work with whatever is convenient with me,” Fields said at the Oct. 12 opening of her exhibit in Genevieve Tarleton Dougherty Fine Arts Building. “If I have a model available, I would talk them into coming and posing for me or even pay them if I have to.”

More of Fields’ work also includes landscapes in central, south and west Texas.

“I love painting from life, I love painting under natural light, and I love the variety,” said Fields.

Some of the portraits on exhibit include “Red Shoes,” “Ashley Engaged” and “Ana de Portelo.”

After earning her bachelor’s in fine arts at UIW, Fields did graduate studies in painting and sculpture at University of Texas-San Antonio.

Her husband, R.B. Fields, said, “(Vicki’s) sense of design and basically her foundation started right here [at UIW], and she’s grown since, and I’m proud of her.”

Fields hopes to stay interesting as she continues to be an artist, with friends and family right behind her for support.

“We all grew up together in El Paso, and it’s amazing that we know somebody that’s been so successful in what they love to do,” said Toni Hoese.


Courtesy of UIWTV


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