Art at Argo’s: Vivian Ripley

Autumn in Central Ohio

Late Autumn Field by Vivian Ripley

About the Artist

Vivian came to us as a customer in June. As she admired the works in our Art at Argo’s: “Impressions of Light and Landscape” by Frances McEwan Monfort, we discussed her own paintings. I learned that Vivian is an accomplished artist of varied subject matter. She works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil (sometimes combining media), always striving to achieve beauty in each medium through her emotional use of color and tone.

As I discussed her work with others, I also found the community can’t speak highly enough about not only her paintings, but also her teaching. She has been an instructor at Life Long Learning and Leisure of Upper Arlington since 1977! Teaching has inspired her to examine her own works, continually striving to grow in her achievement, and to verbalize and demonstrate those findings to others.

Inspiration Behind the Collection

Through November 12th Vivian’s collection, Autumn in Central Ohio, an exclusive and gorgeous showcase of the season will be on display in our showroom. Her works are available for purchase. Please view both on-line and up close in our showroom. If you are inspired to learn the amazing techniques of her work, Vivian will be teaching classes in the spring with Upper Arlington’s Life Long Learning.


Vivian has participated and won awards in many state, regional, and national shows and is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Wyoming Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Degas Pastel Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters, and a charter member of Ohio Plein Air Society. She is represented by Sudbury Art and Frame in Sudbury, Ontario.