Karel L. Armstrong, BSA, CWAz

Watercolor and Colored Pencil


“There is more to a painting than an image.
Put yourself into the painting and relate.”

“I want people to look at my work and see something they can relate to. Viewers need to feel the warmth, the glow, and the rapture. They need to look for the breath, the vitality, and the animation. I want them to spend time to explore the emotions and the spirit of the work.”

As a Southwest landscapes and animal themes in watercolor and colored pencil my work will vary from art painted on paper or wood. I recently added my watercolor “Sea Sprites” series, of children on the beach in front of waves at the ocean and a cowboy series in colored pencil.

Awards have been received for lost wax bronzes, watercolor paintings, colored pencil, and mixed media. Paintings and drawings are in private collections in Old Mexico, London, England and throughout the United States.

Commission pieces have been done for Technique Information Systems, Inc. the Scottsdale Thunder Polo team, Turf Paradise Horse Trainers, Arizona State Pigmy Goat Association, Arizona Mule and Donkey Club, and SCCA Auto Racing Club members, corporations and individuals.

Selected Awards and Honors

2010 First Place turned wood with finial
2009 First Place Colored Pencil on wood
2006 Award in Colored Pencil Society juried exhibit, Cave Creek, AZ
2001 Juried in CWA Exhibit, Magic Bird Art Festival, El Chorro-Art Alliance, Shemer Art
Center, CPSA Exhibit in Phoenix, and teaching children art at PV Kids College.
2000 Juried in CWA Exhibit at the Art Institute of Phoenix, S.E. AZ Fine Art, Art
Alliance at El Chorro in Scottsdale, Art League West, and Shemer Art Center.
1999 Juried in CWA Exhibit, Artismo Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Juried in San Diego, California Regional CPSA Exhibit, Poway, CA
Primary artist in Four Women Exhibit at Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
Painting sold and shipped to London, England
April Artist of the Month, Scottsdale, Artists League
South East Arizona Exhibit Best of Show and Juror’s Choice awards
Painting sold to Cardiovascular Consultants
1996 Accepted to Backstreet Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1995 Grady Gammage Show, Tempe, AZ Israel Independence Day Show
Juror’s First Place Award Watercolor, Scottsdale Artist League Kerr Cultural Center
1993 Painting to Ralph Wilson, owner Buffalo Bills Football Team,
Award Endangered Wildlife Exhibit, Scottsdale, AZ

South Studio: 15650 N 21st St Phoenix, AZ 85022


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