VIRGINIA CRAWFORD PIERREPONT
About the Artist
Virginia Crawford Pierrepont is an accomplished contemporary 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. Virginia showed her charcoal drawings and watercolor landscapes in the late 80's and 90's in Queens before moving with her family to Long Island. Currently, Virginia is finishing an MFA from Johnson State College, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.
About the Work
I paint because I love to paint, working from a raw energy that pulls deep from my bones. With ink, charcoal, paper and glue, I rip, throw, swirl and draw my way into a timeless narrative. My work speaks about tension and release, memory and love, always touching a timeline of images and deep feelings I have lived. Emerging through layers of transparent walnut washes and opaque acrylic paints, my charcoal images emerge, sometimes on the surface, sometimes under.