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Pictoria is an internationally recognised artist and photographer. She has travelled the world bringing joy to people through what she creates. You may have heard her regularly on BBC Radio Derby, watched her on Sky Artist of the Year or seen her work in the Press, especially during her time as Picture Editor for the Derby Telegraph.

She believes that art improves our wellbeing both as creators and as viewers… the joy that can be shared through what we make is infinite.

Her most recent successes include bespoke murals, commissioned paintings, a popular online Etsy shop and appearances at Derby & Nottingham University too. She offers group workshops, private tuition & coaching and motivational speaking.

To see more about her custom creations visit her Etsy Shop 

Creative Genre

  • Multi media artist - specialising in joy. I make unique large-scale murals, paint custom and animal commissions, run a shop with bespoke Etsy handmade items, in addition to portrait, wedding and commercial photography services. My teaching includes inspiring students and staff at both Derby and Nottingham University and I do workshops at venues too. I had my first solo art show at Thoresby Gallery in 2023 and I am planning a virtual one in the Metaverse in 2024.

Work Undertaken

  • Custom mural work in situ & on locations
  • unique animal commissioned paintings in watercolour/gouache and ink
  • Digital art including logo design
  • Etsy makes
  • Portraits in Photography and mixed media
  • Special bookings for creative workshops/party events. I customise footwear to order and produce special projects for re-order by various organisations and businesses as a white-label service. My work as a pro photographer dovetails with all of my art practice too - I regularly take bookings for weddings
  • events
  • commercial celebrations and tailored family and professional portraits.

Work in Education

  • Lecturer at the University of Derby
  • just starting work at Nottingham Trent University too. I have a level 4 teaching qualification and mindful art coaching certificate.



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