Vicki Maclean ( V.L. Maclean ) majored in art and graduated cum laude with an honours BA in Fine Art. She also studied figure drawing, woodblock printing, and lithography.
At St. Francis University V. L. Maclean taught degree and non degree art in the Fine Arts Department, coordinated the Continuing Education Art Program, and was gallery director for the University Art Gallery.
She has had fourteen solo exhibitions in galleries in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and has participated in many duo and group exhibitions. Her work is currently being exhibited at Zwickers' Gallery and AGNS Art Sales and Rental in Halifax, Gallery 78 in Fredericton, At The Moorings in Mahone Bay, At the Sign of the Whale in Yarmouth, At the Flight of Fancy in Bear River, Harvest Gallery in Wolfville, and in Antigonish, Lyghtesome and A Matter of Tastes art galleries.
Maclean's work is represented many private and corporate collections such as Texaco Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Imperial Tobacco, Northern Telecom, Maritime Tel and Tel, Teleglobe Canada, The Art Bank of Nova Scotia, CIL.
V. L. Maclean works primarily in translucent layers of colour in the mediums of oil, egg tempera, and watercolour and has completed numerous images in the print making medium of intaglio.