Aggie Armstrong is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily with watercolours and acrylics. She merges pigment and fibre arts (embroidery) together. Aggie is influenced by post impressionism and neo-expressionism which she revisits in her work through the traditional wet-on wet watercolour techniques with high flow acrylics. She looks to these past art movements and experiments with style mash-ups through colour and distorted subject matter.
Aggie puts her own unique contemporary voice with her gestural swathes of paint, and intricate stitchery on her pieces. Her work’s intent is to explore how to bring the fibre arts from a predominantly feminine and domestically relegated skill to its rightful place as a respected fine art media. The pieces are blanketed in meaning and symbolism, woven into a new story with a contemporary bend.