Born in 1952 in Sheffield, England, Vicky Marshall immigrated to Canada in 1966. Following her graduation from The Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) in 1979, Marshall rose to local and national prominence with her bold series of paintings based on scenes taken from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Heralded as one of Vancouver’s most exciting new painters, in 1985 Marshall’s work was featured in The Young Romantics, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s influential show of neo-expressionistic work that also included the works of Attila Richard Lukacs, Graham Gillmore and others. In the mid-1980s, Marshall turned to the British Columbia interior for inspiration, producing a series of landscapes that celebrated the moody and powerful mountainous terrain. Long considered an artist in the expressionist tradition, Marshall’s work is characterized by energetic brushwork and a deep engagement with the visceral textures of paint. Her work is found in many important private and public collections across Canada. Marshall currently lives in Sechelt on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.