Victoria Chick established her painting studio near Silver City after a 40-year art career as studio artist, registered art therapist and a combined 15 years as adjunct instructor at the University of San Diego and Palomar College in California teaching life drawing, painting and art history. Her work reflects places and situations she has experienced using animals as anthropomorphic stand-ins. Her work is often humorous and always psychological. “I try to express something about the human condition in my work,” she said. Website: victoriachick.com.