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About...

Victoria Brzustowicz is an award-winning  painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.

A native of Rochester, NY, Victoria Brzustowicz grew up in Brighton, with summers on the coast of Maine. She graduated from Wells College with a BA in Studio Art. At Wells she studied with noted painter William Roberts. She also studied printmaking at RIT.

Painting has always been central to her life with other jobs to make it possible—from teaching horse-back riding lessons, to teaching English as a Second Language while living and painting in Spain.

With extensive ad agency experience, she has her own freelance graphic design business, Victoria B Creative, and is the director of marketing and communications at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. She serves on the marketing committees for several not-for-profits, including Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program and Flower City Arts Center.

Victoria is a co-founder and chair of the Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters, a chapter of the Plein Air Painters New York. Her introduction to the techniques of painting alla prima was through classes with Carol L. Douglas, who now lives and teaches in mid-coast Maine.

An early mentor was Francis (Frank) Hamabe, of Blue Hill, Maine. More recently, Victoria has attended workshops with Lori Putnam, Sarah Linda Poly, Ken DeWaard, Hiu Lai Chong, and Kari Ganoung Ruiz.

Victoria is affiliated with Flower City Arts Center (formerly the Genesee Center for the Arts) where she teaches drawing and painting, and has offered linoleum block printing instruction. 

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