Victoria Gauci

Rookie (1960 / Cleveland Ohio)

Biography of Victoria Gauci

Artist Profile

Victoria Shultz Gauci grew up in Garfield Heights, Ohio during an era of civil and political unrest that created a cultural revolution in America. Raised in family of modest means, Victoria and her four siblings learned early in life to appreciate the small things. Their mother Gail was a force to be reckoned with, and surrounded herself and her children with love and strength of character.

Victoria began experimenting with art as a young girl. Inspired by nature and the love of friends and family, Victoria’s works are complex expressions of beauty, color and imagination. Her creativity spans not only the visual arts, but also the written word. Victoria is an engaging and enlightening writer and published poet who is unafraid to expose her deepest emotions and toughest life lessons in a way that readers find relatable.

A mother of two sons, Victoria raised her own children with the strong moral values and social responsibility instilled in her from a very early age. She is an award winning foster parent who helped to positively shape the lives and futures of six underprivileged children, as well.

Victoria’s work tends to draw one in like a dragonfly to water. Those closest to her describe her as spiritual, kind, thoughtful and loving. All of these traits are apparent in every line that Victoria puts to paper.

“Free your mind and your ass will follow.” ~Funkadelics,1970


(Profile written by L. Greenfeather)

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Missing My Mom

When I was little I can't recall,
When you were not bearing all,
Hardships, pain and broken marriages,
All the while with baby carriages,
Raising me and the other four,
You worked so hard and ever more,
Gave us each all that we needed,
Lessons learned we deeply heeded,
Trial and error we go through life,

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