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
VA052 Shrimping Boats Watercolor 14 x 21
VA052 Shrimping Boats Watercolor 14 x 21
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
VA063 Doodle 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA063 Doodle 5 x 5 watercolor.jpg
VA127 Fisherman 11x15 watercolor on paper
VA127 Fisherman 11x15 watercolor on paper
VA126 In the Wild 11x15 watercolor on paper
VA126 In the Wild 11x15 watercolor on paper
VA128 Happy Campers 19x13.5 watercolor on paper
VA128 Happy Campers 19x13.5 watercolor on paper