Artist Profile
Victor Gerloven
1015 Maplechase Dr.
Leland, NC 28451 USA


Website: www.victorgerloven.com
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Victor Gerloven received his BA and MA degrees with Advanced Certification in Administration. His professional licenses include art teacher in junior high and high schools, high school principal, college professor and superintendent of high school districts. He currently teaches figure drawing and painting as a community service at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, North Carolina.

Victor's work is owned by numerous individuals. His recent exhibitions include Franklin Square Gallery in Southport NC, Medical Center in Ocean Isle NC and Dollar Gallery in Ocean Isle. He is an exhibiting Member of the Associated Artist of Southport and president of Brunswick Arts Council in North Carolina. He is represented by Justine's Gallery in Southport.


As far back as I can remember I was always drawing. I would draw pictures of everything. I would use pencil, pen and ink, brushes, watercolor paints, chalks and anything I could get my hands on.

When I say pen and ink that is what I mean. We did not have ballpens when I went to school. We had inkwells which were filled by an ink monitor and pen points that fit in wood handles.

I use color as color. Today pastels, tomorrow oils and the next day watercolors. Whatever suits my feelings for the picture I am doing.

Sometimes ideas pop out of my head and I work on these ideas. Sometimes the ideas are abstract or surreal, and then they may be very real.

I also work from predetermined constructions or ideas. This kind of work takes a different kind of planning with a more restrictive way or working.

However, just to paint, whether it be restrictive or free flowing color across a canvas or paper, draws me into another world in which I seek new roads and search for new dreams and ways to achieve my mind's pictures.

-- Victor Gerloven


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