Carol Armstrong painting“Figures & Landscapes: The Art of Carol Armstrong” opens in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Avenue, with a reception in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm on September 13, 2019. The exhibit continues through November 2, 2019. Regular Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Admission is always free.

Carol Armstrong is an award-winning Oklahoma artist who has been painting and teaching professionally for over 35 years. The 2016 recipient of the prestigious Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award, Carol is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and is known throughout the Western and Contemporary Art communities for her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings. “My true love is painting the figure in everyday scenes. I am telling stories of the American West.”

Carol is a Delaware Cherokee Indian Artist with a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma. She continues to redefine excellence in fine art as she captures every opportunity to take her gifts to the next level. “The realization that painting was my passion happened by the age of 8 years old,” Carol says. “Creative expression and enjoying art is one of the most amazing joys in my life.” Her passion and talent allow her to “live by my brush alone painting and teaching.”

Well known in Norman for her teaching, she now has her own teaching studio after having taught at the Firehouse Art Center for many years. She works in all mediums, all subjects and all styles with her students.

The Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create and present excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community.

Exhibits in The Depot Gallery are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, by The City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department and by generous individual donors.