A SKIPTON woman has spent the coronavirus lockdown developing her artistic and creative talents and becoming part of a community of other ‘lockdown artists’.

Victoria Haden says she took up painting during the first national coronavirus lockdown earlier in the year, dividing her time between home schooling her six year old and teaching herself as much as she could about art.

She followed an interest in abstract painting in particular, became passionate about experimenting with bold colours and paint, and now has around 30 pieces of art in her home.

“I have always had an interest in art but believed I wasn’t good enough,” she said. “I felt inspired during lockdown to give it a go, and became very passionate about painting, experimenting, learning all about abstract painting, and before I knew it I had around 30 pieces of art in my house.”

She added: “I like to use pouring paint too, I love the randomness of it and how it looks when it is finished.”

Victoria says she is inspired by other lockdown artists and abstract painters, such as Rinske Douna, and John Beckley.

“I like to think I have a mixture of styles but you can tell it’s my style. I am proud of how much I have achieved and every painting means something to me,” she said.

She has built up a following on Instagram “abstractascape” and is no selling her work, including magnets, and ornaments made our of wood: www.abstractascape.co.uk