VIRGINIA BLACKSTOCK

VIRGINIA BLACKSTOCK

Influenced by her many years in Dance and Theatre, Blackstock combines a flowing rhythmic movement with eloquent design and bold use of color ranging from the dynamic to the subtle.  She studied for years academically in the Arts.  She continues to study twice a year with America’s leading Watercolorists, in the pursuit of excellence.
Blackstock enjoys spending time sketching, photographing and absorbing visual information and inspiration for paintings yet to be imagined. Her extensive travels have enriched her vision and expanded her awareness.   Painting to share these experiences and feelings, Blackstock combines highly polished techniques with an inner visual representation of the beauty that surrounds her:
“Art and dance are the music of my soul; they help me celebrate my love of life.   In capturing some small part of God’s creation, I hope to touch the senses of the viewer.”

Blackstock earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri University and Master’s Degree  from Wisconsin University. She taught at Central Missouri State University, the University of the South in Tennessee, and Western Colorado University.
SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIPS

(When an artist has had his or her paintings exhibited in 3 to 5 Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibitions, they are eligible to become a Signature Member of that organization.)

  • Rocky Mountain National Water-media Society
  • Colorado Watercolor Society
  • San Diego Watercolor Society
  • New Mexico Watercolor Society
  • Audubon Artists of America
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
  • Texas Watercolor Society
  • Montana Watercolor Society
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Soc.
  • Louisiana Watercolor Society
  •   Western Colorado Watercolor   Society
  • Missouri  Watercolor Society
  •   Kansas Watercolor Society

PAINTINGS PUBLISHED

  • Creative Watercolor ­ A Step by Step Guide  by Mary Ann Beckwith
  • The Artistic Touch I     by Chris Unwin
  • The Artistic Touch III  by Chris Unwin
  • The Artistic Touch IV  by Chris Unwin
  • Abstracts in Watercolor   by Betty Lou Schlemm
  • Exploring Watercolor  by Nita Leland, pub. Oct. 1998
  • American Artist Mag. -Contest Winner-Preserving Natural  Resources
  •  Artist Magazine Contest ….  Honorable Mention
  • Ouray Summer Guide 1994….  Cover Painting
  • Ouray Chamber Music Festival 1995…  Poster Painting
  • Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials Art Competition…. Grand Prize Winner  2006
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital Wine Festival Art Competition….  Best of Show Winner 2006
  • San Diego Watercolor Society 25th International Exh. 2006 4th  place Winner
  • Numerous Wins – National WC. society’s exhibitions across the U.S.
  • Who’s Who in American Art…’07 thru 2016
  • Who’s Who in America…. ’06  thru 2012

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

  •  62 Solo Exhibitions – At least one month long in museums, galleries and art centers
  • Teaches  Watercolor & Drawing classes
  •  WCWS Exhibition Chairman   ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘98
  • WCWS Vice President    ’05  thru 2013      WCWS President  2014-2015
  • City of Delta Mural (40’w by 17’h), honoring the Cattle Industry + Quick Draw Artist at Brush  & Palette Fundraising Auction
  •  Exhibited in 15 state’s Watercolor Societies,  National WC Soc.     Transparent Watercolor Society of America, San Diego WC Soc.,  Allied Artists, and Rocky Mountain National Water-media Soc.
  • Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, Audubon Artists, Inc.
  • The C.M. Russell Museum Auction,  Utah Art Museum and others.
APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
BURSTING BEAUTIES 38”X30"
BURSTING BEAUTIES     38”X30
GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN MUSIC W.C. 28"X22"
GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN MUSIC   W.C.  28
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON 29"X37"
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON 29
REFRESHING ELEGANCE W.C. 28"X36"
REFRESHING ELEGANCE    W.C.   28
THE FLAUTIST W.C. 20”X26"
THE FLAUTIST   W.C.   20”X26