Victoria Schatz is a NYC based Abstract Expressionist painter whose large canvases are inspired by the intangible, powerful forces of nature. Using house painter brushes, broad strokes, and nuances of deep blues and greens, Schatz gives form to the raw force of wind, water, and the changing light in the depths of the ocean waters. In the painting she calls “Summer,” Schatz uses golden colors and verdant hues to express the sensation of the sun’s penetrating warmth on a bright summer’s day. Ms. Schatz is a skilled colorist, a trait widely reflected in her work and a product of her early training at Yale University School of Art, where she was hand selected for admission by Josef Albers. Ms. Schatz also studied art at both Columbia University and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Fifty years ago, after studying at Yale, Ms. Schatz put down her brushes – not resuming her work again until 2008. In 2011 she was awarded a Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Residency Fellow and in 2010 she received a New York Foundation for the Arts, “Artists As Entrepreneur Boot Camp” Fellowship. Schatz has recently exhibited in the New York Foundation for the Arts Galleries, 2010, 2011, and 2012, the Dumbo Arts Festival, 2010, and the Pelavin Gallery, New York “Art in a Box” show, 2010, and 2013. Her work is in numerous private collections. More information is available at: www.VictoriaSchatzPaintings.com.