Victoria Twomey is a fine art illustrator specializing in original colored pencil drawings and an award-winning poet. Her work celebrates a variety of subjects including romantic portraits of women and cozy interior scenes, with a warm and poetic interpretation.
Memberships: National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), American Women Artists (AWA)
Before she began working with colored pencils, her digital artwork and photography were exhibited in New York at the Unitarian Fellowship Gallery (solo show), Huntington; the "Winners Circle” show at Gallery North, Setauket; the Long Island History Museum, Stonybrook; “Color Theories” at the Art-trium Gallery, Melville, Harborfields Public Library Gallery, Greenlawn and the Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington. She was named “Artist of the Week” by WLIW’s Ticket television show (Channel 21) where her work was showcased. She received two awards at the Gallery North 41st Annual Outdoor Art Show, including "Best New Entry – Fine Arts" and she was a winner in the HAC’s 4th Annual Juried Photography Show.
Victoria is the author of several chap books, including “Autumn Music Box” and "The Feminine Voice."
She has appeared as a featured poet at various venues around Long Island including “First Fridays” at the Hecksher Museum of Art, The Poetry Barn, Barnes & Noble, The Pisces Cafe, Borders Books and local radio. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and on the Web, including BigCityLit.com, poetrybay.com, "For Better or For Worse" (PoetWorks Press), "Haiku One Breaths" (Allbook Books), “Long Island Sounds 2005(and 2006)” (North Sea Poetry Scene Press), “PPA Literary Review,” the Northport Observer, The Long Island Quarterly and the North Shore Woman's Newspaper.
Her poem "Pieta" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Tammy Morgan, the publisher and editor of Long Island Sounds 2006: An Anthology of Poetry From Maspeth to Montauk and Beyond.
“Hurray for Victoria Twomey! A poet with a heart and a head that go together beautifully. She has the ability to weave emotion into a magnificent tapestry. These poems move us on two levels, reminding us of how resilient the human soul is when faced with great sorrow. She is truly a woman’s voice - bold yet elegant.
-Gloria G. Murray on the chapbook “Autumn Music Box” by Victoria Twomey