Viktoria K. Majestic is a classically trained, Hungarian-American fine artist, currently residing in North Carolina. Viktoria grew up in a small European town, where her interest in art and nature was formed at an early age. Her work has been largely influenced by the works of Zorn, Sorolla, Sargent, Levitan and a number of contemporary masters. She studied art both in Europe and in the United States, and her paintings can be found in collections throughout the world. After graduating from college with a business degree, Viktoria established her own mural painting business, and worked as a mural and decorative artist for nearly a decade. Unfortunately, an incapacitating back problem forced her to change course. She couldn't imagine giving up painting, so she decided to pursue an alternative art field. She had a deep interest in traditional oil painting, which lead her to dedicate several years to formal training in classical oil painting. She spent four years at the Ridgewood Art Institute, receiving instructions from John Phillip Osborne & Danielle Wexler master artists, and took portrait painting classes at the Art Students League of New York with renown teachers like Leonid Gervits and Jordan Sokol. Over the years, Viktoria has become a full time, professional artist and art instructor. She has developed a painterly “alla prima” style, while also adhering to the parameters of her classical training. Her paintings sensibly capture light, sensations and atmosphere. She has won numerous awards with her work and has exhibited at places such as the prestigious Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club, among many others. Viktoria is an elected member of Oil Painters of America and formerly the American Artists Professional League, where she has served as a director on the national board for 5 years.