Artwork By Vicki Death
Vicki Death is an independant artist based in Liverpool, UK. With a love for all things horror, sci-fi and tattoo-related, she combines these passions to create some pretty unique, original, and horrific pieces of art. From paintings, to ceramics, to fiendish jewellery boxes, this store has plenty of ghoulish delights to offer! Think Frankenstein's Monster meets a Tattoo studio, and you'll be pretty close.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Vicki.
From as far back as I care to remember, I've always been creative. I loved getting messy with paint, and creating images from my imagination, things that could never exist in the real world. I stuck to it throughout, even when in high school the art teacher told me I had no talent. I was more than ready to prove her wrong. And from the positive comments I've been given in recent years, I like to feel I've achieved that.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Travel, I love to travel when I can. I enjoy exploring new places, and learning new things. I can be a bit of a culture vulture too! I also have a passion for music, horror, and tea!
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Not knowing when your next pay cheque is! Some weeks business can be great, and you know you'll be eating that night. Other weeks can be dire, and they're the worst. Also finding inspiration. If you have artist's block, it's terrible, and sometimes it can take a while to find your inspiration once more.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I went through many occupations of what I wanted to be when I grew up. From a vet, to a rockstar, to a hair dresser, to a journalist, to a tattoo artist. There were so many jobs I wanted to do when I was a kid.
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I love my naked pin-up lady. I find her truly charming and sexy, with a rock 'n' roll edge, as well as representing woman in a positive, totally bad-ass manner.
What other artists out there do you love?
There are a variety of artists whose work I love.
But at present, I'm totally adoring work from Ghoulish Gary
and Allan Graves
Those guys rock!
What does your future hold?
Apart from the hope to continue doing what I'm doing, I also plan to have some prints made, as well as an art book (hopefully) sometime over the next year. There are many creations in store, so keep those eyeballs peeled!