Octavia Spriggs is an artist and designer living in Morgantown, WV. Octavia studied oil painting at the WVU School of Art & Design while working on her graphic design degree which furthered her interest in a life-long love of painting. In 2017, she began exploring watercolor and created Octavia Spriggs Studio, which led to her selling paintings and prints of landscapes and botanicals encountered on personal travels.
By day, she works as Director of Communications for the WVU College of Creative Arts, where she oversees marketing efforts and designs for various mediums.
In her free time, she enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, and experimental cooking with her husband, Steve, and son, Kieran. They have two cats, Elle and Coco.
I am currently focused on creating paintings of West Virginia landscapes that draw out the vivid undertones of foliage and mountaintops as the seasons change. This attention to color palette and light gives a traditional scene a modern feel. I am exploring painting with watercolors on paper and acrylics on canvas or panel at this time.
Painting and illustration are passions that I explore with full creative freedom. My love for the outdoors provides inspiration and lends itself to the subjects of my paintings. A location’s appearance can differ in moments in time. I’m drawn to changes in light and weather that evoke feelings of awe or nostalgia. My paintings and illustrations are visual time capsules of a specific place or object.
When working on a commissioned painting, I lend my personal painting style to the collaboration of ideas with the client.
Press & Accolades
Highland Outdoors, "Homegrown Art," Spring 2021 Issue
WV Living, "Gogh Get Artsy," Fall 2020
Dominion Post, "West Virginia Scenery Inspires Painter's Artwork," June 5, 2018
Tamarack Juried Artist, December 2017
Morgantown Magazine, "Rising Stars," Fall 2015 Issue