Vicki Shuck has worked in fine art and illustration for over thirty years. Born and raised in the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon, she received her BA in Art from Oregon State University in 1975 and went on to exhibit her paintings, drawings and prints from that time to the present throughout the United States.
Though she has explored many styles, subject matter and techniques, she continues to be highly influenced by American painters of the first half of the 20th century--John Sloan, Reginald Marsh and George Luks among them. Depicting people in their "everyday lives" continues to captivate her imagination and work. Her artwork is in numerous private collections throughout the US, Canada and western Europe.
Shuck also illustrates for various book publishers, creating illustrations with religious subject matter for all age groups. Too, she teaches drawing, painting and printmaking to adults and children through Artists in the Schools programs and community education. She resides in Bend, Oregon, with artist/husband, Gary Vincent and their furry four-legged best friend, Tobey.
Janice Macarthy Druian and her husband, Greg, live above the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. From her studio there is an unimpeded view of the Cascade Mountains to the west ad the high desert and Ochoco Mountains t the east.
An undergraduate minor in Fine Art (University of California at San Francisco) was followed by a Masters degree (Cum Laude) in Art Education at the University of Oregon. There she studied with Laverne Krauss, Tom Fawkes and Frank Okada. As a graduate student her work was primarily figurative. Upon moving to central Oregon, the beauty of the high desert was so compelling that she moved to landscape, and particularly plein air painting. Like may other landscape painters she believes that plein iar painting is an essential part of being a serious studio landscape painter.
An important part of this journey has been learning from other painters--members of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon, and fine teachers like Ken Auster, Joshua Been, Jean LeGassick, to name a few. She is also influenced by her art hero, the late Maynard Dixon and current painters, William Wray and Jean LeGassick.
Janice's work is displayed at several galleries in the region. She has also participated in invitational and juried shows in many galleries, colleges and museums.