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Guam is a backdrop

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

Art Therapy By Donna Hope Blas

I am excited to share with you an artist who travels with her art. Let me tell you why this is important. She is a military spouse. As a former military spouse, myself I know they sacrifice their careers to put the mission first. As a team, the spouse will secure the homefront to ensure the military member is focused on the mission.

Finding a new job or support group is always a concern when it’s time for a PCS. That’s “permanent change of station” for those who do not know the military acronyms. Not for this artist. Her equipment is light and travels with her.

Please meet the photographer, Vikki Lynch.

Vikky Lynch

Vikki came to Guam two years ago with her family. I’ve watched her social media page and quite honestly, I was impressed with her perspective and how she brought the beauty of our island into a new light. She uses our island’s pristine beaches, scenic mountains and breathtaking sunsets as a backdrop for her photography. Within two years she’s probably had a total of about 200 photo sessions.

She is originally from Michigan and was always interested in art but had no formal photography training. However, she did receive mentorships from others in the industry.

Vikki has been a photographer for eight years now. She started in California then moved to Tennessee, Mississippi and now Guam.

Vikki shoots with Nikon. She owns two cameras—a D750 and a D850. She primarily uses her 24mm lens because she loves wide angles and incorporating the landscape in her shots. She also has an 8-15mm fisheye lens, a 50mm, and a 70-200.

“I love the beauty of Guam. I have not been to a more beautiful place to photograph, and I am afraid once we leave here, I never will be again,” Vikki said. “The people are very kind. I love to learn about the history and culture of the island and its people.”

Donna Hope Blas is a restoration and 3-D artist. She is a certified therapeutic art life coach and entrepreneur. She was born and raised on Guam. Send feedback to

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