BIOGRAPHY

Virginia Crawford Pierrepont is an accomplished contemporary portrait and landscape painter who lives and works between Long Island and Maine. Born in New York City, Virginia has been an artist all her life. She received a BFA in painting and printmaking from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. In 1985, she accepted a summer Artist in Residence program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, where she worked on Fresco Murals.

Returning to NYC, she established Virginia Designs in 1987 with a studio at 285 West Broadway and Canal, painting Trompe L’oeil murals and large decorative canvases. For ten years she showed throughout New York City before moving with her family to Long Island. Virginia’s lifelong love of the outdoors led her to Plein Air landscape painting where she explores a colorist palette, featuring modern chiaroscuro light. Her work is infused with energy and line markings that seem metaphoric of personal struggles. Her Portraits also have a colorful energy and a keen eye for detail–they are commissioned from her Portrait Studio in Glen Head, New York. Currently, Virginia is finishing an MFA from the Vermont Studio Center at Johnson State College, and Johnson, Vermont.


Virginia Crawford Pierrepont

Virginia continues to paint classic oil portraits; she is married and splits her time between Long Island, New York and Maine

 


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