Favorite Music: Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Bel Canto, Pink Floyd, Sting, The Police, Tori Amos, Loreena McKennitt, Enigma, Massive Attack, Xymox, Depeche Mode, Imogen Heap, Tom Petty, Tears for Fears, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, U2, Graeme Revell, The Cure, Journey, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Rick Braun, October Project, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Rob Zombie, New Radicals, Alana Davis, Theory Of A Deadman, Nickelback, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Lacuna Coil, Alice In Chains, Blue Oyster Cult.
Favorite Films: Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Legend, Neverending Story, The Crow, Chronicles of Riddick, LoTR, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The 5th Element, Heavy Metal, The Hobbit (animated), Drop Dead Gorgeous, Foxfire, Sixteen Candles, Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow, Charley & The Chocolate Factory, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Heathers, Addam's Family, Addam's Family Values, Pretty In Pink, Fresh Horses, Office Space, Donnie Darko, Brahm Stoker's Dracula, Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Favorite TV: "24", "Battlestar Galactica" (both versions), "Prison Break", "Ghost Hunters", "[adult swim]", "South Park", "Heroes", "La Femme Nikita", "Northern Exposure" "CSI", "Law & Order".
Favorite Books: American Gods - Neil Gaiman, Books of Blood/Cabal - Clive Barker, The Stand - Stephen King, Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle, Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula Le Guinn, Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley, Faeries: Described and Illustrated - Brian Froud & Alan Lee, Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Grimm Fairy Tales.
Favorite Artists: Brian Froud, HR Giger, Edward Gorey, Alphonse Mucha, Arthur Rackham, John W. Waterhouse, Mark Ryden.
Favorite Color: Purple.
Victoria Griffin...was born in March of 1972 to a Finnish mother and an American father (of French, Irish and German descent). She was raised among the forests and mountains of the southeastern United States and spent many of her childhood summers and holidays with her mother's family in Finland.
Mainly a self-taught artist, Victoria embarked upon her creative explorations at a very early age...occasionally to be spotted scribbling on walls hidden behind doors. Tales of fantasy and folklore fueled her life-long facination with the paranormal and metaphysical realm. Thus, the creatures of Faerie soon became her most inspiring Muses. The main focus of her art has been to offer others a glimpse beyond the Veil and into their world. She works primarily with ink and watercolors to create her images. Her artwork appeared on the covers of "Aquarius: A Sign of The Times" and "The Circle of Stones Journal" in 2004, as well as in the books 500 Fairy Motifs and Visions of Atlantis in 2005.
Aside from her art, Victoria is also a photographer, published poet and former radio disc-jockey. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, beachcombing, music, collecting tarot decks and jesters, star gazing and blogging. She currently lives near Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Jerold, a calico cat named Bronte and three ferrets (Taco, Noodle and Nibblet).
When asked if she actually believed in Faeries, Victoria
replied: "At least once every alternating Tuesday."
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