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Vikki Salmela knew at six, with her first gallery opening in a sauna dressing room, she was headed for a life of managing her creative talents. With two degrees in design, from FIT in New York and UW-Madison, she successfully creates artful expressions through her company Polka Dot Studio. Her designs are sold throughout the Apparel and Home Industries, galleries and on a wide variety of products worldwide. Vikki has been a guest speaker at art institutes and universities, as well as the Smithsonian art museums. Her watercolor, Koi Pond, recently won the prestigious Golden Image Award at SGIA-Expo, an International Specialty Printing and Imaging Technology Show.

Vikki got her certification in Professional Photo Organizing through APPO, and is combining her artistic spirit with that of helping others restore and share their memories through creative venues. It’s one of her most rewarding accomplishments. Custom work is always welcome and appreciated.

Her inspiration comes from visually absorbing the world around her, whether outdoors, or people watching in a crowd, catching color, pattern, and textures.

When not in the studio, she can be seen hiking a mountain, gardening or cuddling her dog.

Looking and active, making life colorful.

All art,video and photos on this site are copyright Polka Dot Studio, and are not allowed to be used in any form without the consent of Polka Dot Studio.

April 20, 2015
In The Spring:
May 4, 2015
Heart’s Delight:

April 7, 2015
Heart’s Delight:
January 24, 2016
Let’s Go Abstract
May 1, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple
August 2, 2016
A Run Through the Jungle Blues
February 6, 2018
April Showers Brought May Flowers

March 3, 2015
Orchid Splash:
April 29, 2015
Koi Pond:

May 24, 2015
Lavender Landing:
May 5, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple

August 14, 2015
Orchid Splash
January 29, 2016
Koi Pond

September 10, 2015
Pretty Dungarees
October 4, 2015
Orchid Splash
December 29, 2015
Tropical Punch

September 13, 2015
Earth Dance
October 4, 2015
Pretty Dungarees
October 18, 2015
Koi Pond
November 30, 2015
Petals in Blues
April 17, 2016
Folk Festival
May 16, 2016
In Early Spring
May 16, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple

August 14, 2015
Canopy
September 15, 2015
Pretty Dungarees
September 27, 2015
Go Jungle Wild
April 10, 2016
Donna’s Autumn Woodcut
November 14, 2016
Folk Festival
January 3, 2017
Just Imagine
April 23, 2017
Days Blue to Night
January 14, 2018
A Cool Tropic Breeze

October 5, 2015
Billowing Blush in Blues
October 19, 2015
Koi Pond
November 16, 2015
Whimsical Garden
January 11, 2015
Sail Away
February 29, 2016
Palm Shadows

October 7, 2015
Pretty Dungarees
October 21, 2015
I See You!
October 28, 2015
Koi Pond
November 11, 2015
Tropical Punch
November 24, 2015
Jungle Vibe
December 9, 2015
Let’s Go Abstract
March 2, 2016
Palm Shadows
May 18, 2016
Holi
August 10, 2016
A Run Through The Jungle Blues
August 24, 2016
Aloha Blue
January 11, 2017
Denim Blooms Forever
February 10, 2017
Hula Traffic
March 22, 2017
Eggplant Grass and Artichoke Palms
August 2, 2017
Tropical Dreams
November 1, 2017
Fields of Paradise

October 13, 2015
Tropic Sun
October 27, 2015
Orchid Splash
Petals in Blue
November 12, 2015
Donna’s Autumn Woodcut
April 29, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple
June 29, 2016
Summer Daydreams
April 21, 2017
Days Blue to Night

October 15, 2015
Donna’s Autumn Woodcut

October 20, 2015
In Early Spring
December 2, 2015
Let’s Go Abstract
January 25, 2016
Heart’s Delight

November 8, 2015
Meadow Dew

November 11, 2015
Whimsical Garden
November 19, 2015
Canopy
November 22, 2015
Orchid Splash
November 26, 2015
Koi Pond

November 1, 2015
In Early Spring
November 15, 2015
Camellia Blush
November 22, 2015
Meadow Dew
May 9, 2016
A Red Dotted Checkerspot

November 16, 2015
Whimsical Garden
June 26, 2016
Western Sunset

November 16, 2015
Whimsical Garden

November 16, 2015
Donna’s Autumn Woodcut
December 3, 2015
Folk Festival
November 18, 2016
Blue Fun Guy Mushrooms

November 16, 2015
Koi Pond

November 23, 2015
Jungle Vibe

November 23, 2015
Lavender Landing

November 26, 2015
In Early Spring

December 3, 2015
Whimsical Garden

December 7, 2015
Lets Go Abstract
March 31, 2016
The Red Outhouse Door

December 31, 2015
Lets Go Abstract
March 13, 2016
Palm Shadows
March 17, 2016
Folk Festival
June 27, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple
October 31, 2017
Fields of Paradise

February 4, 2016
Meadow Dew

December 24, 2015
Whimsical Garden
April 11, 2016
Love on Windy Hill
July 18, 2016
Orchid Splash

April 2, 2016
Earth Dance
Koi Pond
April 17, 2016
Whimsical Garden
Folk Festival
Palace Garden
May 3, 2016
Splash

April 4, 2016
Koi Pond
May 3, 2016
Let’s Go Abstract
May 23, 2016
Splash

March 16, 2016
Donna’s Autumn Woodcut
April 10, 2016
Tropic Sun
April 16, 2016
Love on Windy Hill

February 12, 2016
Tropical Eggnog Punch
June 20, 2016
Palace Garden
July 10, 2016
Camellia Blush

May 8, 2016
Koi Pond
May 11, 2016
A Red Dotted Checkerspot
September 16, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple

May 15, 2016
A Red Dotted Checkerspot

September 3, 2015
Fun In The Sun
August 26, 2016
Koi Pond
September 4, 2018
A Spook in the Thistles

March 17, 2016
Folk Festival
August 12, 2016
Fiesta Palm
August 15, 2016
Casual Friday

July 8, 2016
Koi Pond
August 5, 2016
A Run Through the Jungle Blues
November 14, 2016
Splash

August 13, 2016
In Early Spring

June 20, 2016
Palm Shadows
August 24, 2016
Koi Pond

June 6, 2016
Let’s Go Abstract
July 2, 2016
Folk Festival
October 15, 2017
A Red Dotted Checkerspot

August 7, 2016
A Run Through the Jungle Blues
August 15, 2016
Casual Friday

August 26, 2016
Mid Century Hawaiian
November 4, 2016
Let’s Go Abstract
August 21, 2018
Rice Paper Rap

October 12, 2016
The Checkerspot Couple
November 9, 2016
Blue Dungarees
April 29, 2017
Days Blue to Night

October 10, 2016
Footprints in The Sand

October 10, 2016
Footprints in The Sand

December 6, 2017
Tropical Dreams

  • Joined: July 2013

Journal

Happy Heart Month

February, the month of love, and it started with yet another wonderful comment from a recent shopper on finding exactly what he/she needed! Thank you! / This is a great month to remember the kindness of my customers, every purchase, bubblemail, you make my day….. / And to the many artists, who continually support my work, especially as I make a huge move to be in a better place to create. /…
Posted 10 months – Leave a comment

Huge Thank You to Customers

I can’t express how much it means when customers write me privately to let me know how much they enjoy my art. / Yesterday, someone from New York did just that, and it made my day! Thank you so much, and I hope you truly enjoy your new purchase, and come back for more from Redbubble….
Posted over 1 year – 6 comments

Thank You to All my Artist Supporters

The past few months I have been more active here on Redbubble, joining groups, and finding more wonderful art and talented artists within the groups. But I’ve also felt a huge amount of support here, from many artists I did not know, who have gone out of their way to write inspiring comments, or hosts that have featured me in several groups. / Thank you so much, for such a warm inviting community…
Posted about 3 years – 4 comments

Orchid Splash on Home Page

Thank you so much Redbubble curators for featuring Orchid Splash today on your Home Page. What a delightful surprise, and the response has been incredible. / Thank you all who have followed me and commented on the art. The watercolor piece was a labor of love, and it’s wonderful to see that so many are enjoying it.
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments
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