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Victoria Fomina

Victoria Fomina - Leading storybook illustrator based in Russia

Naïve, folksy, but with a classical edge, Victoria Fomina’s paintings make viewers want to jump down the rabbit hole with her into a charmingly surreal world of detail and colour, crafted in the artist’s unique style. Vastly experienced, she has illustrated over 40 books for leading publishers, from classic fairy tales and novels to biographies of the great composers.
Clients love the dedicated and imaginative way Victoria interprets each brief. No detail is too small as she explores new visual metaphors, adding value to the projects she works on. Having studied at the Moscow State Academy of Architecture, Victoria is inspired by great artists like da Vinci, Vermeer and Klimt. She loves painting en plien air in the cherry orchard near her home in Zvenigorod, just outside Moscow.

Approach

When Victoria receives a brief she dives into the story and surrounds herself with relevant illustrations, postcards, photos, shells, flowers and more to set the perfect tone. She works with watercolour, gouache and acrylic – fluid media that allow for great spontaneity.

Styles

Combining the avant-garde with the traditional, Victoria varies her style depending on the content of the book she’s working on. For a classic or historical narrative she may lean towards a gothic or rococo look, or she might use Pop Art or collage techniques to generate something more contemporary.

Awards

1997 – Russian State Committee of Printing - Winner 1998 – The Golden Ostap – First prize 1999 – Golden Pen of Belgrade – First prize 2003 – Golden Apple, Bratislava – First prize 2017 – Global Illustration Awards, Frankfurt – Gold 2019 – Nami Concours, South Korea – Purple Island Award 2019 – BookILL Fest, Serbia – Special award

Client list

Victoria works for clients around the world including Gallimard Jeunesse, Kingfisher, Rizzoli, Grimm Press, Samsung, JFEP, Pan Press, Vogue and Woongjin.
Festival of Earth
Festival of Earth
Vicky Scott works on the poster for Wakefield's Festival of the Earth.
Festival of Earth
Festivals are GO!
Festivals are GO!
With a delay to last year's Cheltenham Festivals, Vicky Scott is happy to see her art used for this year's celebrations.
Festivals are GO!
Abbeydale Picture House
Abbeydale Picture House
Vicky Scott adds another iconic building to her Sheffield Teapots range.
Abbeydale Picture House
Wild Times
Wild Times
Vicky Scott illustrates a motivational story for the RSPB's children's magazine, Wild Times.
Wild Times
The Natural World at Christmas
The Natural World at Christmas
Vicky Scott creates gift wrap designs for Rewrapped's festive 2020 range.
The Natural World at Christmas
The Slimmer's Dream Team
The Slimmer's Dream Team
Slimming World Magazine ask Vicky Scott for a collection of paper doll characters for an article on slimming success.
The Slimmer's Dream Team
Vicky Scott at Fairytale Fair!
Vicky Scott at Fairytale Fair!
Shop Vicky Scott's Greeting Card Design at this Virtual Fair!
Vicky Scott at Fairytale Fair!
Colouring Chester Zoo
Colouring Chester Zoo
Vicky Scott designs a colouring-book page for a Chester Zoo fundraiser project.
Colouring Chester Zoo
Vicky Scott's SCRAPBOOK
Vicky Scott's SCRAPBOOK
We talk to Vicky Scott for out next interview with an illustrator!
Vicky Scott's SCRAPBOOK
Inspections
Inspections
Vicky Scott illustrates a nursery school inspection for family magazine Angels & Urchins.
Inspections
The Cheltenham Festivals
The Cheltenham Festivals
Vicky Scott is the artist commissioned to design posters for the four Cheltenham 2020 festivals!
The Cheltenham Festivals
Christmas Wrapped
Christmas Wrapped
Vicky Scott designs joyous paper designs for Rewrapped - the eco-friendly paper company.
Christmas Wrapped
Using Tech
Using Tech
Angels & Urchins Magazine ask Vicky Scott to use her papercraft style for a feature on using technology with your child.
Using Tech
Detecting Endometriosis
Detecting Endometriosis
Vicky Scott illustrates an uplifting spread for Healthy Magazine on Endometriosis.
Detecting Endometriosis
Covent Garden Bees
Covent Garden Bees
Working for one of her favourite clients, Vicky Scott produces a bee themed illustration for Covent Gardener Magazine.
Covent Garden Bees
Two Heads
Two Heads
Vicky Scott produces the front cover illustration of leading speech and language magazine, Bulletin.
Two Heads
Gold Star Lavender Marriage
Gold Star Lavender Marriage
Vicky Scott completes the album cover artwork for Now's latest release.
Gold Star Lavender Marriage
Love Affairs
Love Affairs
Covent Gardener Magazine ask Vicky Scott for a paper collage on the theme of London love affairs.
Love Affairs
Pleased to Eat You
Pleased to Eat You
Vicky Scott creates promotional material for the short film Pleased to Eat You.
Pleased to Eat You
The Story of Eastbourne
The Story of Eastbourne
Vicky Scott creates six large illustrations for Heritage Eastbourne with a historic and narrative theme.
The Story of Eastbourne
A Different London
A Different London
Vicky Scott adds a second map to her collection of limited edition prints.
A Different London
Seeing You
Seeing You
Teen Breathe Magazine commission Vicky Scott for two mindfulness themed collages.
Seeing You
A Puffin Story
A Puffin Story
Three cute puffin collages are created by Vicky Scott for the RSPB Kids Magazine.
A Puffin Story
Allergies
Allergies
Vicky Scott creates three spot illustrations on food allergies for Angels & Urchins Magazine.
Allergies
Boogie Wonderland
Boogie Wonderland
Vicky Scott uses her handmade collage skills for an upcoming Alice in Wonderland themed party.
Boogie Wonderland
Bury Me Deep
Bury Me Deep
Vicky Scott designs a psychedelic folk music album cover.
Bury Me Deep
Loved Up
Loved Up
Vicky Scott works on a love themed 'We Love Pop!' CD cover.
Loved Up
Puzzled
Puzzled
The puzzles page of Scoop Magazine is decorated with the papercraft of Vicky Scott.
Puzzled
Get Wrapped
Get Wrapped
Vicky Scott launches her latest wrapping paper designs.
Get Wrapped
A Rainbow Fuelled Wonderland
A Rainbow Fuelled Wonderland
Vicky Scott creates a rainbow themed flyer for the Wonderland Festival.
A Rainbow Fuelled Wonderland
Wedding Day
Wedding Day
Vicky Scott creates a 'Getting Married' design for Rewrapped.
Wedding Day
The Big Sleuth
The Big Sleuth
Vicky Scott's giant bear mural is now on display!
The Big Sleuth
Big Ben's Cat
Big Ben's Cat
Get your hands on Vicky Scott's bright designs on Rewrapped's eco-friendly paper.
Big Ben's Cat
Wonderland
Wonderland
Vicky Scott creates an Alice in Wonderland artwork for event organiser Wonderland.
Wonderland
Bee My Honey Bear
Bee My Honey Bear
This year's Wild in Art project chooses Vicky Scott's design for their charity auction.
Bee My Honey Bear
Get Kids in the Garden
Get Kids in the Garden
Dobbies Magazine encourage kids to get outdoors in a feature illustrated by Vicky Scott.
Get Kids in the Garden
Adults Only at the Meadows
Adults Only at the Meadows
Vicky Scott creates a map for the Meadows Campsite in Cornwall.
Adults Only at the Meadows
Stitched Up
Stitched Up
Vicky Scott's illustrations look incredible as cross stitch designs!
Stitched Up
Vienna Sunset
Vienna Sunset
Vicky Scott creates the album artwork for Vienna's Sunset's new record.
Vienna Sunset
Wrapped!
Wrapped!
Vicky Scott's festive patterns are transformed into Christmas wrapping paper.
Wrapped!
Angels & Urchins
Angels & Urchins
The London parenting magazine commission Vicky Scott for an illustration on young schooling.
Angels & Urchins
Fairy Tale Fairs
Fairy Tale Fairs
Vicky Scott designs Brighton's 'Christmas Fairy Tale Fair' poster.
Fairy Tale Fairs
Scott in Stitches
Scott in Stitches
Vicky Scott has her popular greetings cards transformed into cross-stitch kits.
Scott in Stitches
Hungry for Love
Hungry for Love
The front cover of Lucy Beresford's novel is illustrated by paper-cut collage artist Vicky Scott.
Hungry for Love
Life's an Itch
Life's an Itch
Vicky Scott illustrates for the Life's an Itch campaign raising awareness of Psoriasis.
Life's an Itch
Backtrip Festival
Backtrip Festival
Vicky Scott creates a psychedelic illustration to promote South Carolina's Backtrip Festival.
Backtrip Festival
Inner Circle
Inner Circle
Vicky Scott creates the cover illustration for Inner Circle magazine - Regents College Alumni.
Inner Circle
Gardening with Kids
Gardening with Kids
Dobbies Magazine commission Vicky Scott to use her bright designs for their gardening article.
Gardening with Kids
The Birthday of the Infanta
The Birthday of the Infanta
Vicky Scott creates a personal piece of art inspired by Oscar Wilde's Infanta.
The Birthday of the Infanta
Dry Diary
Dry Diary
Vicky Scott illustrates for the Radio Times on Chris Stark's Dry Diary.
Dry Diary
Caboodle
Caboodle
You can see this handsome spread in the current issue of Caboodle Magazine featuring Vicky Scott.
Caboodle
Crafterella
Crafterella
Vicky Scott wows us with her superheroine image of Crafterella!
Crafterella
Angels and Urchins
Angels and Urchins
Angels and Urchins Magazine commission Vicky Scott to illustrate a feature on choosing a nursery for your child. 
Angels and Urchins
One Giant Hoot for Owlkind
One Giant Hoot for Owlkind
Shiny, colourful and complete, Vicky Scott's 'One Giant Hoot for Owlkind' is now on display.
One Giant Hoot for Owlkind
Big Hoot Owl #wip
Big Hoot Owl #wip
Vicky Scott is excited to share her work in progress for the Big Hoot Owl.
Big Hoot Owl #wip
Vicky Scott's Scrapbook
Vicky Scott's Scrapbook
Vicky's Scott's Scrapbook is now live!
Vicky Scott's Scrapbook
Alice
Alice
Vicky Scott is inspired by the Alice in Wonderland anniversary for this limited edition print.
Alice
Elephant Dreams
Elephant Dreams
Vicky Scott submits a design for the Elephant Parade Bangkok.
Elephant Dreams
Baron Von Munchies
Baron Von Munchies
Vicky Scott's latest sculpture painting is for the Barons Charter.
Baron Von Munchies
Hegemone
Hegemone
Hegemone is a 'fruit and veg' themed limited edition print by collage artist Vicky Scott.
Hegemone
Whalefest
Whalefest
Vicky Scott paints an adorable whale tail as part of Brighton's 2015 Whalefest.
Whalefest
Nokia Lumia #TileArt
Nokia Lumia #TileArt
Nokia Lumia #TileArt
The Big Hoot
The Big Hoot
The Big Hoot
Song of the Siren
Song of the Siren
Vicky Scott creates a radiant mermaid illustration for sale as a print.
Song of the Siren
Pleased to Eat You
Pleased to Eat You
Vicky Scott makes three crowdfunding postcards for the short film "Pleased to Eat You".
Pleased to Eat You
Brighton Open House
Brighton Open House
Brighton Open House
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