Vicki Armstrong

Artist's Bio

About her work, Vicki states:  "I can't remember a time when I wasn't creative in one way  or another but exposure to transparent watercolors during high school and college sent me into a specific direction to become a "Painter".  That journey progresses while I continue to learn.  I paint a variety of subject matter but lean toward boats/water scenes.  The stronger the contrasts and brighter the colors, the more interesting it is to me.  Where I once observed a scene or photo and  thought "that would make a great paniting", now I am more likely to think "how can i make that a great painting".  I would like to think that is progress."

 

Born in Louisiana, I have spent most of my life in Jackson.  I earned a degree in art at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, under the tutelage of Dr. Sam Gore. Certainly a highlight of my painting years has been a solo show at Mississippi College in January of 2015.  A professional career in the graphic arts industry influenced the realism in my paintings and contributed to the improvement in drawing skills.  In recent years, I have taken workshops from various artist, including Wyatt Waters, Judi Betts, and Alvaro Castagnet.  I have always admired works of Jackson artists Ann Barron and Eleanor Hughes.  I hope that my work shows the influence of time spent with these talented artists. 

VA045 Mountain Cabin 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA045 Mountain Cabin 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA046 VW Slightly Used 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA046 VW Slightly Used 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA049 Skip 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA049 Skip 11 x 15 Watercolor
VA047 The Potters Cat 10.75 x 14.74 Watercolor
VA047 The Potters Cat 10.75 x 14.74 Watercolor
VA051 Mardi Gras 10 x 14 Watercolor
VA051 Mardi Gras 10 x 14 Watercolor
VA052 Shrimping Boats Watercolor 14 x 21
VA052 Shrimping Boats Watercolor 14 x 21
VA048 Walkers 15 x 21 Watercolor
VA048 Walkers 15 x 21 Watercolor
VA036 Princess 12 x 9 Watercolor
VA036 Princess 12 x 9 Watercolor
VA028 Boat in the Harbor 29 x 14 Watercolor
VA028 Boat in the Harbor 29 x 14 Watercolor
VA042 Fenian's Pub 22 x 21 Watercolor
VA042 Fenian's Pub 22 x 21 Watercolor
VA053 Afternoon Light 9.5 x 165 Watercolor on Paper
VA053 Afternoon Light 9.5 x 165 Watercolor on Paper
VA058 Spaniel 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA058 Spaniel 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA060 Dachsund 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA060 Dachsund 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA063 Doodle 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA063 Doodle 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg