Nigeria can now boast of a new artistic talent in Vivian Timothy! Vivian relocated to Germany after studying bio-chemistry at the Bida Polytechnic in Nigeria. Vivian who has a science background and never studied art has a great passion for artwork, and says she gets her inspirations for her painting through fantasizing and creating of a vision in her mind during her quiet moments, according to Vanguard.
Her work is deeply enriched with themes of nature, women, culture and
heritage. She also designs original artwork with metamorphic visions rich in sincerity, love and passion with different styles revealing her love and admiration for
In sharing the the story of how the artistic part of her was unleashed, she said:
“One day an old girlfriend came visiting me at home. While we were chatting ” she said ” “Vivian ! ” guess what I have being doing all these while ?” . Very curious !,” I have been painting ” Waoh ! like a magic my passion for art woke up. ” We all need moments that force us to wake up.
“She further said that “From that moment I started fantasizing, sketching , researching on works of some popular artists . I realized that Vincent Van Gogh was a self taught artist. I started getting ideas and saw myself expressing my vision into paintings. I was a hard critic of myself . Being a perfectionist I wanted something very perfect I could present to my audience. Today , I believe that calling comes when we embrace the pain, not avoid it.”
Vivian recently showcased her art work at the International Kultur Festival in Germany and several were left speechless.