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Victoria Armstrong


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Painting 54 Followers Member since 2005
Canada

Added Mar 26, 2018
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Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

I'm so thrilled to announce that I am the winner of this year's "Established Artist" award in the 2018 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts here in St. Albert. It is a great honour to be given this award in recognition of my art and creative contributions to the community, by my own home town and the people who live and work here. I am deeply moved and grateful. Thank you St. Albert!

Added Aug 31, 2015
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Press release

Come join us for the opening of VASA's all member show. 

I'll have 2 small paintings from my "Dreamscapes" series on display in the mainspace gallery, as well as newer paintings in my studio there.

Opening night is Thursday, December 3, 6-9pm

25 Sir Winston Churchill, St. Albert, Alberta.

Added Apr 29, 2015
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Octet: Visions From VASA

I am currently participating in a group show at the Alcove Gallery in the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton with 7 other VASA artists. Each of us has submitted a 36"x 36" painting for the show, illustrating their own creative style. Mine is entitled: All Ears: Impala at Daybreak, and was created using photos from my trip to Africa in 2008. I managed to take some wonderful shots of herds of female impala, as well as individual males in the area. They are a remarkable beautiful animal and very photogenic.

The show runs until April 10, 2018, and is open for viewing anytime during the week.

Added May 19, 2005
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Biography

Born and raised in British Columbia, I grew up under my family’s creative influence. My mother was an avid oil painter. She, in turn, was inspired by her grandfather, A.A. Brooke, who was an accomplished water colourist. As a little girl I was mesmerized by my great grandfather’s hand painted journals, and learned about my family history through his lovingly rendered paintings of their life on the farm. These journals would later become valuable historical records of pioneer life in both Alberta and British Columbia museums.

But it was Arthur Brooke’s wildlife paintings that captivated me the most. To this day, I stand in awe that he could capture the serenity of deer grazing in a field, the playfulness of a bear cub, or the mighty majesty of a pair of bull moose in a fight for supremacy. Little wonder that I would grow up with a love for nature and all its wild creatures.
In high school I was fortunate to study under one of my greatest teachers, George Siddall. It was through his teachings and constant challenges to step outside my comfort zone, that I came to understand that life, like art, is a creative process. I would forgo even my lunch hours in order to immerse myself in every course he taught, because in every new project he challenged us with, there was a parallel lesson about life. Heady stuff indeed for a young impressionable mind.

I had dreamed of attending art school, but life has a way of steering one in the direction in which one has the greatest opportunity to learn. And so I stepped outside and began my studies under the wisest teacher of all – nature. Life and art as process? Nature has that lesson perfected! Now, I feel fortunate to have had my creative path unfold as it has, allowing me the freedom to explore the subjects dearest to my heart, without outside restrictions.

Though I grew up in British Columbia, I have spent most of my life in Alberta and am equally at home walking the west coast beaches as I am tramping through the marshes of prairie wetlands in search of subjects for my work. It’s a privilege to step into the wild and gain insight into each animal’s life in their own habitat. My photographic journeys have taken me throughout North and Central America, as well as East Africa, in search of animals wild and free in their natural surroundings. What a gift!

I have been fortunate over the years to have a career path that allows me to use my creative talents as resident artist and storyteller in a public library setting. The opportunity to nurture children as they follow their own creative paths – including my own children and grandchildren – ensures that the legacy from my great grandfather continues.
Today, my life is filled with kindred spirits from whom I am still learning; artists, photographers, storytellers and naturalists. The creative process never stops. Thanks, George.


Victoria Armstrong

Added May 19, 2005
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Artist's Statement

I have had a lifelong passion for animals, and wildlife holds a special fascination for me as a painter. Like us, every living creature has a story to tell, and with each of my paintings I strive to draw the observer into their world, if only for a moment. What would it feel like to be a lion awakened from a mid-day snooze, or an owl soaring through the clouds at daybreak? As I photograph the animals, I hope to capture the essence of that story. As a painter, I want to immerse myself in that animal’s world, and then set their story free.

In our busy lives, it is so easy to become detached from nature, lose our connection to the earth, and forget the common destiny that we share with every creature on the planet. By celebrating the lives of these animals and their disappearing habitat through my art, I hope to raise awareness to their fight for survival in our increasingly threatened world. Their future is our future.

If my work touches the heart of the observer, then I have begun to achieve my goal.

Victoria Armstrong

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28x28 in © by Victoria Armstrong
gaia-s-hope.jpg - Painting, 28x28 in ©2015 by Victoria Armstrong - Conceptual Art, Spirituality, Gaia, earth, cosmos, creation, spirituality, god, goddess, mother, mother earth

Diese Sensationelle Malerei voller Brillianz und Schönheit ein Fantastisches Erlebnis Bravo Viktoria!


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Moonlight Phoenix - Painting, 21x12 in ©2013 by Victoria Armstrong - phoenix, bird, moonlight, moon, night, fantasy, acrylic painting

Malerei die den Betrachter Magisch anzieht und Verzaubert Kompliment Victoria!


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18x10x2 in © by Victoria Armstrong
As Night Creeps in on Little Cat Feet II - Painting, 18x10x2 in ©2017 by Victoria Armstrong - Art Nouveau, Canvas, Animals, Cats, Fantasy, cat, cats, mystic, mystical, night, moon, stars

Hi, I would love to use a picture of this painting as a cover for my book. I've send you a message about it :) really hope you are interested


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18x10x2 in © by Victoria Armstrong
As Night Creeps in on Little Cat Feet I - Painting, 18x10x2 in ©2017 by Victoria Armstrong - Art Nouveau, Canvas, Animals, Cats, Fantasy, cat, cats, moon, mystic, night, stars, acrylic, painting, orange tabby

Très belle oeuvre, le regard de ce félin est superbe !!!


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As Night Creeps in on Little Cat Feet III
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As Night Creeps in on Little Cat Feet II
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As Night Creeps in on Little Cat Feet I
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Owl's Vigil II: Reflections on the Tree of Life
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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Floyd" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, owl, eagle owl, great horned owl, painting, paintings, acrylic, eye, eyes, close up

Magnifique bravo!!


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Floyd" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, owl, eagle owl, great horned owl, painting, paintings, acrylic, eye, eyes, close up

Tota la meva més gran admiració per la teva obra tan admirablement realitzada.


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8x8 in © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes: Nala - Painting, 8x8 in ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, cat's eyes, eyes, cat painting, tabby cat

c'est vraiment beau!!


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8x8 in © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes: Nala - Painting, 8x8 in ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, cat's eyes, eyes, cat painting, tabby cat

Magnifique portrait, oh ces yeux, ce regard ! Il est tellement vivant, bravo !


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Vignettes: Nala
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Vignettes: Cloves
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The Tree of Life - mural
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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Bianca" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, eye, eyes, close up, cat's eye, painting, acrylic, blue eye, blue eyes

Thank you! This is of my cat Bianca. Her eyes are very compelling.


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Bianca" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, eye, eyes, close up, cat's eye, painting, acrylic, blue eye, blue eyes

Je vous remercie! Celui-ci est de mon chat Bianca . Ses yeux sont très convaincants .


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6x6x2 in © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Olivia" - Painting, 6x6x2 in ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, owl, snowy owl, owls, eye, eyes, close up, painting, acrylic

Superbe harfang !!


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Bianca" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, eye, eyes, close up, cat's eye, painting, acrylic, blue eye, blue eyes

Un œil félin de toute beauté, bravo !


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Bianca" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, cat, cats, eye, eyes, close up, cat's eye, painting, acrylic, blue eye, blue eyes

Wow! So Great!!! That deep blue Eye!!! Like a Caribean Ocean! Pure Soul Message!


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Floyd" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, owl, eagle owl, great horned owl, painting, paintings, acrylic, eye, eyes, close up

Beautiful! Great Art-Work! Majestic Animal!


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20x16 in ©2009 by Victoria Armstrong
Serengeti Splendour - Painting, 20x16 in ©2009 by Victoria Armstrong - Environmental Art, Lioness with cubs on the Serengeti Plain

Nice work!


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6x6x2 cm © by Victoria Armstrong
Vignettes - "Floyd" - Painting, 6x6x2 cm ©2016 by Victoria Armstrong - Realism, Wood, Animals, owl, eagle owl, great horned owl, painting, paintings, acrylic, eye, eyes, close up

Magnifique, bravo pour votre talent !


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Vignettes - "Floyd"
(Painting, 6x6x2 cm)


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Vignettes - "Olivia"
(Painting, 6x6x2 in)


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Vignettes - "Bianca"
(Painting, 6x6x2 cm)


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Vignettes - "Khan"
(Painting, 6x6x2 in)


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Eagle's Flight: Reflections on the Tree of Life
(Painting, 24x36 in)


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For the Love of Lions
(Painting, 18x24 in)


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Through a Tiger's Eyes
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You've Got to Have Friends: Grey Crowned Cranes
(Painting, 18x48 in)


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Swallow's Grace
(Painting, 12x12 in)


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21x12 in © by Victoria Armstrong
Phoenix Rising - Painting, 21x12 in ©2013 by Victoria Armstrong - phoenix, bird, rising, fantasy, acrylic painting

Le phœnix renaissant de ces cendres,à jamais éternel!!Splendide.


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24x24 in ©2012 by Victoria Armstrong
The Tree of Life - Painting, 24x24 in ©2012 by Victoria Armstrong - tree of life earth wildlife animals creation

Feine Artwork.


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24x36 in ©2009 by Victoria Armstrong
Soaring at Sunrise - Painting, 24x36 in ©2009 by Victoria Armstrong - Acrylic, seagulls, seascape, coast, sunrise, waves, gulls, beaches, cliffs, birds

Victoria Hello. In all your work, there is a magical world. Well Done.


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