Lives and works in Los Angeles
Vickie Uyeda's body of work reflects a decades long practice of committed draftsmanship and rigorous work. Drawing from a range of source material and paying particular attention to various representations of nature, particularly animals and landscapes, her paintings, drawings, and sketches are an amalgamation of classic subjects resulting from her commitment to honing classic artistic skills. As such, her time in the studio is spent quietly and diligently working to perfect her craft, never settling for the result of a particular artwork because she is certain that she has much to learn, and to make perfect, and it is this motivation that has driven her practice for decades.
Uyeda is a professional artist with special needs who has been working out of ECF Art Centers' studios for over a decade and is represented by the DAC Gallery where she regularly exhibits her work. ECF Art Centers is an adult program of the Exceptional Children's Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities.