Vicky Wilken is a Greek American. She was born and raised in Egypt before marrying and moving to the United States in 1961. Vicky has had a life-long passion for art, maintaining her involvement while raising a family, running a household and participating in many local and national organizations. In recent years she has dedicated an increasing amount of time to her creative side. Over the past ten years she has painted regularly with various local art groups. She is a board member of the McLean Art Society, is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington Art Gallery Co-op and former member of the Vienna Arts Society. Her paintings have been exhibited at locations throughout Northern Virginia, including a two-person show entitled “Greek Odyssey and Beyond” at the Arlington Central Public Library. Several of Vicky’s works have been selected for inclusion in juried art shows and have received honorable mention awards. Vicky has worked in several media, but oil is still her preference. She paints a full range of subjects but is most attracted to scenes from her native Greece and the many places that she has traveled to around the world.