V….is for “Virginia” Vaughan.
Vaughan has studied with the best: Ray Vinella, Kevin Macpherson, Ann Templeton, Kathryn Stats and Carolyn Anderson. As a plein air painter she now paints on location all across America. “My favorite place is around the countryside on our old farm in Manor, Texas! I completed 365 daily small works depicting our “Last Year on the Farm”. The paintings were featured at various museums and venues. (See exhibit schedule and all 365 works on the web site, along with Vaughan’s field notes from each canvas).
Recently Vaughan’s paintings have been winning awards across America. Her paintings have begun to be acquired by museums and numerous collectors. And, she is a finalist for Texas State Artist designation.
Since 2007 Vaughan presents a painting a day and her field notes on a BLOG called www.vvaughan.blogspot.com.
Vaughan completed a body of work specifically for the museum exhibit “Passing America”, which had its first show in 2012.
V….Vaughan spent many years as a graphic designer/art director/illustrator, working in advertising and winning Addy Awards. Her clients included Samsung, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Harcourt Publishing. V….Vaughan Arts grew through RockSports Inc. who still features V….Vaughan’s colorful designs in national catalogs and websites.
From 1989 – 2009 Vaughan has was the art instructor at Round Rock Christian Academy in Texas, where her students won numerous awards. She also teaches painting workshops all across America throughout the year, recently hanging her teaching shingle at the Fredericksburg Artist’s School in Texas.
“I paint because it’s the best way I know how to communicate, study and observe God’s creative work, and to think His thoughts after Him. “