About V....Vaughan

An impressionist oil painter, V.... paints on location all across America. “My favorite subjects are wild places and around the countryside near America's small farms."

V's work focuses on special projects that are heartfelt and comprehensive; treating her subjects to documentary style study. She completed 365 daily small works depicting her family's "Last Year on the Farm"' before they moved from the land in 2008. The paintings were featured at various museums and venues, and received great revues.
In October of 2011, V.... presented a follow-up exhibit entitled "Passing America" in which she explored America's disappearing family farms. Both shows debuted at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska.

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. which still features V’s colorful designs in national catalogs and websites. For over 20 years V.... has been a part-time high school art instructor. She also teaches painting workshops all across America.

Her paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Gadsen Museum of Art, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art and the Great Plains Art Museum as well as in countless private collections.
 
"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.“


Associations 
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
  • American Women Artists - Signature Member
  • American Plains Artists - Signature Member
  • Plein Air Austin
Awards
  • American Plains Artists - Artist Retreat Award 2012
  • First Place - Georgetown, TX Art Hop 2012
  • FINALIST** 2009 - 2010 Texas State Artist
  • Best in Media - PAINTING - Rockport Art Festival 2010, 2011
  • Salon International Merit Award - 2008
  • Third Place (oils) - Phippen Museum Western Art Show 2008
  • Southwest Art Magazine Award - Phippen Museum Western Art Show 2007
  • Oil Painters of America 2007 Shirl Smithson Scholarship Recipient
  • OPA National and Regional Shows
  • Society of Master Impressionists Merit Awards in 2007 and 2006
  • American Women Artists Merit Award 2007
  • Raymar Finalist - April 2008
  • The Artist's Magazine - Finalist 2006
  • Bluebonnet Blues - Texas -  Best in Show 2007, 2nd and 3rd places in 2006
  • American Women Artists Rogue Simpson Award 2005
  • Arts for the Parks Mini 100 - 2005
  • Rockport (TX) Art Festival 2005 - Best in Media
  • Red River Revel 2005 - Best in Media
Collections
  • The Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL
  • Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE
  • NUMEROUS private collections
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • Passing America: The Great Plains, UNL, Lincoln, NE  
  • Oil Painters of America 2007 Shirl Smithson Scholarship Recipient
  • OPA National and Regional Shows
  • Society of Master Impressionists Merit Awards in 2007 and 2006
  • American Women Artists Merit Award 2007
  • Raymar Finalist - April 2008
  • The Artist's Magazine - Finalist 2006
  • Bluebonnet Blues - Texas -  Best in Show 2007, 2nd and 3rd places in 2006
  • American Women Artists Rogue Simpson Award 2005
  • Arts for the Parks Mini 100 - 2005
  • Rockport (TX) Art Festival 2005 - Best in Media
  • Red River Revel 2005 - Best in Media
Solo Exhibitions
  • Passing America: The Great Plains, UNL, Lincoln, NE  
  • Oil Painters of America 2007 Shirl Smithson Scholarship Recipient
  • OPA National and Regional Shows
  • Society of Master Impressionists Merit Awards in 2007 and 2006
  • American Women Artists Merit Award 2007
  • Raymar Finalist - April 2008
  • The Artist's Magazine - Finalist 2006
  • Bluebonnet Blues - Texas -  Best in Show 2007, 2nd and 3rd places in 2006
  • American Women Artists Rogue Simpson Award 2005
  • Arts for the Parks Mini 100 - 2005
  • Rockport (TX) Art Festival 2005 - Best in Media
  • Red River Revel 2005 - Best in Media
Publications and Media
  • Art of the West Magazine, Feb., March 2013
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Feb. March 2013
  • Mike's Road Trip Video Feature, March 2013
  • Art of the West Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011
  • Peaks&Plains Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011
  • Feature: Texas Country Reporter 2008 RFD-TV
  • Kim Komando Show, Aug. 7 or 8 2010, : Video Pick of the Day 
  • The Artist's Magazine Dec 2006 / Web May 2008
  • Southwest Art, April, 2008
  • Fine Art Connoisseur, Oct. 2008
  • Wildlife Art Magazine, Feb. 2008
  • Texas Monthly, May 2008
  • Austin, Magazine, June, 2008