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Lexie Armstrong

 

Lexie lives in Nashville with her husband, James, three sons, Crew, Thomas and George, dog Stella and several horses. She graduated from Dartmouth College and received a Master in Fine Arts from American University in Washington, DC. Lexie spent some time in Italy teaching printmaking after completing her masters degree and fell in love with the light and color of the landscaping there as well as the multitude of ceiling frescoes that adorn the plethora of churches.

She has always been a passionate animal lover. When Lexie was a child, she always dreamed of horses.  Coming from a fanatical car loving family in Detroit, horses were not really an option.  Lexie found the game of polo after college and became addicted to playing a team sport on horseback. When she eventually met and married her husband, a South African polo professional, her dreams of owning a farm with horses came true.  Lexie and James also travel to his native home in Kwa-Zulu Natal almost yearly, and are fortunate to have experienced many photographic safaris.

Lexie loves capturing the personality of each dog or horse as well as capturing the speed and movement of polo.  Every year she features her artwork for a this special charity event, Chukkers for Charity.

Along with horse and dog commissions, Lexie’s work includes landscapes from her travels to Cuba, Italy, France and South Africa.  Her primary focus is a series of paintings that relate to Baroque ceiling frescoes. The painting process for Lexie, mirrors the daily walk through life, clumsy attempts to climb higher and the inevitable falls taken, often forgetting the truth is always there. Eliciting the dizzying feeling when looking up at the monumental architecture of the baroque period, she strives to show the struggles faced, whether serious or trivial, as we navigate and circumvent a space in life that always has at its core an infinite and everlasting center.

She has exhibited in DC, New York, Maryland, Florida and Tennessee.  Please visit her website to see more of her work at alexandracrainarmstrong.com or email more info at lexiearmstrong@aol.com.