Hello

I’m Victoria. I’m an artist and online art teacher and my designs have featured on the products of many well known companies. You can see more of my work here.

I started Create Explore online courses because I want to help you create impactful, relevant commercial artwork in your own, unique style.

I encourage you to explore commercial themes, trends and concepts in a way that challenges you but also sparks your curiosity - and shift the focus from what you think you should be doing to what you love doing.

The more you explore, the more you’ll nail down what you like and learn to trust your judgment - and your style will emerge and solidify.

Style is the difference between someone buying your work and someone else’s. With Create Explore classes you’ll learn more about who you are as an artist and how to make an impression in this industry.

Create Explore courses include;

  • Informative, beautiful design briefs grounded in industry knowledge.

  • Trend-driven themes and colour palettes that inspire and challenge.

  • Dozens of suggestions to ignite your imagination - but you choose how to approach your artwork. 

  • Students of all levels, from all over the world - each with their own way of doing things.

  • A supportive sense of community, where students learn from each other.

  • My encouragement. I’m in the classes and comment regularly.

  • A focus on individuality (which means there are no demos!).

  • Live courses taking place within a vibrant community, during a set time period. Classrooms stay open for four weeks after the class finishes but courses are best taken at the time they run.

Whether you’re a professional artist or a curious creative, Create Explore classes will help you develop your artistic knowledge and skills and build a body of artwork you can be proud of.

Students have shared their experiences on my What Students Think page. Have a read to find out whether you’d like to join me in future courses. Sign up for my Newsletter for the latest dates, details and discounts. 

I so hope you’ll join me!

Victoria xx 

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“I joined this class on a whim and then regretted it when I started to see the names and work of my classmates, because I am just dipping my toes into the world of surface design and illustration. I thought I was going to feel horribly out of place with all the professional designers in the class, but as soon as the first brief was up I was totally inspired and went right to work. The only thing I didn’t like about the class is that it was too short. I had so many ideas of illustrations I wanted to do each week, I kept hoping the weeks would magically lengthen themselves.

I never for one moment felt out of place. The whole class community was accepting and encouraging. If you are unsure if this type of illustration is for you - take the class. If you are currently illustrating but in a rut - take the class. You are sure to be filled with so many ideas you won’t be able to get to them all. If you are a seasoned pro and want a challenge - take the class. Get a fresh perspective on illustrating and industry insight to other possibilities. If you’re here reading this wondering if you should take the class - take the class. It is a small investment regardless if your focus is as a professional or hobbyist.”
— Roberta Murray
I’m new to illustration and wanted to push myself to see how a freelancer works. I was not disappointed! Victoria’s class is set up in a true professional manner, using a brief and industry research to inspire work. It’s very different from the tutorials usually promoted for the creative arts. Instead of copying someone’s idea, Victoria sets the mood and allows our imaginations to run and create one-of-a-kind pieces. I’m hooked! It was just the type of “next level” course that I was looking for. The work coming out of this course is wonderful and I never felt second rate despite my beginner status. I highly recommend this course for those who are looking to learn how to become inspired by suggestions.
— Naomi Conner