Vicki has both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science in Nursing. She worked as a nurse and administrator for over 30+ years in the United States, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Vicki dabbled in art prior to her nursing career but didn’t pursue it seriously until arriving in Australia 8 years ago. Her art training includes the Adelaide Central School of Art, study with such artists as Louise Feneley, Lauryn Arnott, John Lacey plus many others.
Exhibitions have included locations such as Red Poles Winery, Gallery M, Glenelg Art Gallery, Walkerville Art Show, Orange Heart Gallery at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Splashout Art Gallery and many other locations in the Adelaide area.
Vicki works primarily in oils but explores other materials as well. Although she is known to take on any subject, her present primary artistic interests include the Australian landscape and the human figure. She signs her work as TDC, short for Taylor Dickson Creek. This signature is surname initials for her mother, husband and father. It’s also her pen signature for writing.
The SA Tour Down Under inspired this painting. For many years I was an avid road cyclist with many long-distance desert/mountain rides under my belt. The determined face and body of the serious biker recalls the pain of pounding up a mountain pass and the excitement of zipping down the other side onto the flats of the high desert. Snow-capped mountains with looming tall pines, golden fields and red dirt reflect the memories of my TREK’s ‘Skinny Tires’ on the road.
Dickson presently resides in Glenelg, SA with her husband and Ella, the jumping German Shorthaired Pointer.