Vic Roschkov Jr. was born in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1962. Encouraged by his artistically active parents, he showed an early interest in drawing. Vic attended the art program at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute in Toronto for three years and returned to London to complete his fourth year in the art program at H. B. Beal.
He worked as a graphic artist in advertising and design agencies in Edmonton, Alberta and London, Ontario. During this time, Vic also created professional ink and watercolour renderings of residential and commercial buildings for many private clients.
In the early 1990’s, inspired by the work of artists such as A. J. Casson and Tom Thomson, he began to create his own landscape watercolour paintings. Self taught in watercolour landscape painting, he strives to capture the subtle charm, beauty and moods of Southwestern Ontario. His paintings are completed in a unique representational style.
Vic has had several solo exhibitions in London, Ontario at the Grand Theatre (through Gibson Gallery) and Art Rental and Sales, Museum London. Over the past thirteen years, he has also exhibited and sold work in many large annual group shows, including: Art in the Heart, Four Artists & Friends, Art Mart, the Lambeth Art Association, Art Focus and Visual Elements. His painting “Late Summer” was awarded Best in Show at the 2004 Lambeth Art Association exhibition.
As of September, 2011, Vic has completed 25 paintings which represent a two and a half year project exploring his vision of some of the exquisite details of life in South Western Ontario.