Vicki O'Connor, Mixed Medium
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My name is Victoria Joy O'Connor (aka vickiO) and I live in Fountain Hills, Arizona with my loving, funny and supportive husband, John. I am an artist, author, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, and a supporter of all things fun, beautiful, heart-felt and inspiring. I am Minnesota born and raised, but happily have been transplanted into the beautiful Southwest Desert.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with Valley Fever, and have been battling the effects of it for the past five years. In 2013, to aid in my recovery, I began my life-long dream of painting. The process has inspired me, healed me, and helped me grow in ways I didn't even know were possible.
Nature and her beauty inspire me everyday. Whether it's the Sonoran desert, the red rocks in Sedona, the amazing North Minnesota woods, the crystal clear moon, or our famous fountain, I am lit up by the possibilities of the stunning color and energies they have to offer.
I also play the Native American flute, practice sobriety, and spend quality time with my girlfriends at Starbuck’s to help keep me honest and sane (relatively speaking, of course). May my artwork touch your heart, make you smile, and inspire you to keep following your dreams. Life is really too short not to.
Be gentle. Be brave. Be true.