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. However after all those years, 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. Traditional oil painting seemed to be the best fit, 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 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.