Painter and printmaker Vikki Slowe was born in London in 1947. She studied at the London College of Fashion, Camden Arts Centre in London and with the painter and printmaker, David Smith (with whom she also exhibited in a joint show with ceramicist Kuzan Hata in 1993). In 1980 she was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, for whom she was also Honorary Curator. Following her recovery from serious illness, she became very interested in the benefit of art in hospitals and was a member of the art committees for St Mary's and the Royal Free hospitals in London. Her work was included in mixed exhibitions at Ben Uri (1970), the Royal Academy Summer exhibition (1973, 1975 and 1988), and she also participated in both solo and mixed exhibitions in Japan, New York, Paris and Singapore. Her work is in collections including the Ashmolean in Oxford, the Smithsonian in Washington and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel.