Victoria Ledig

Through her evocative paintings, Ledig invites viewers to explore the multifaceted nature of being a woman, embracing both strength and vulnerability.

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A Mother's Touch
Victoria Ledig

A Mother's Touch, 2023

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas.

Several works of Ledig’s capture intimate moments of motherhood, highlighting the love, exhaustion, and unique bond between mother and child. In describing her work A Mother’s Touch, Ledig says: “I want the women I paint to take up the space they need and to show up as they are. Big, with body mass, with round bellies, milk spills and tired eyes included.” Her motivation—and goal—is to show both the rawness and tenderness of being a mother; a reality that is unfiltered but profoundly beautiful for all its challenges.

I feel like the image [of mothers] we have culturally in our minds reflects expectations and idealizations rather than realities. This ideal image has no space for the complexities of what it means to be a mother. Motherhood is not one-dimensional.

Victoria Ledig

Painting women is my way of exploring my own identity and figuring out my different roles in this world—what it means to be a woman, for me.

Victoria Ledig