Viola McPhail, known also as McVayo, was born in Central Europe. From a young age she was exposed to different cultures of both Eastern and Western Europe. She travelled extensively admiring the architecture, traditions and the beauty of the natural environment, taking numerous photographs during her travels.
Later, she visited Australia and North Africa. Her inspiration comes from the vibrancy of hot climates and Mediterranean cultures. Her work portrays her memories of images from her voyages.She creates vivid compositions working with mixed media and vibrant acrylics, often enriched by gold and textural collage.
The works on show at Malvern are intensely personal and romantic. The richness of colour, texture and pattern attracts attention wherever her work is exhibited. You can see all of Viola’s work here.