John Armistead

Portrait of John Armistead by Everette Raymond Kinstler painted at the National Academy of Design, New York City

John Armistead with young artists at the opening of his show at the Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, Miss., June 2017.

John Armistead with young people of San Lorenzo a Merse. Armistead and his wife Sandi travel to Italy frequently.

John Armistead drawing in Luxembourg Garden in Paris.

John Armistead painting in Tocchi, Tuscany.

John Armistead painting a watercolor at Nawiliwili Bay on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. In the 1970s, Armistead served as pastor of nearby Waimea Baptist Church.


John Armistead paints primarily in oil and watercolor.

Haven of Rest, Oil, 24x30

Lee County, Oil, 36x48

Webster County, Oil, 24x36

Bitsy and Friend, Oil, 18x24

Endville Road, Oil, 36x48

"Hiroko," Oil, 24x30

Abandoned Cotton Gin, Ebony, Ark., Oil, 22x28

Amish Farm, Pontotoc County, Miss., Oil 30x40

"Madonna e Bambino," Oil, 24x30

"Marina Grande, Sorrento" Oil 24x36

Minneapolis Oil 24x30

"The Gift Giver" Oil 24x30

Bayou la Batre. Oil 24x36

"Aix-en-Provence" Oil 24x20

"Lauderdale County, Miss." Oil 22x28

"Blue Mountain, Miss." Oil 36x48

"Charlotte" Oil 48x36

"La Villa del Fantasma, Sant'Agnello, Italy" Oil 20x16

"Sun Studio, Memphis" Oil 20x16

"San Lozenzo a Merse" Oil 24x36

"Highland Park" Oil 40x30

"Old Merse River Bridge Near San Lorenzo a Merse, Tuscany," Oil, 11x14

"Aix-en-Provence" Watercolor 22x15

"Fish Hatchery, Tupelo" Watercolor 22x15

"Hotel La Tonnarella, Sorrento, Italy," Oil 20x24

"Cezanne's Studio, Aix-en-Provence" Oil 16x12

Selected Works

A Sheriff Grover Bramlett mystery
A Sheriff Grover Bramlett mystery
A Sheriff Bramlett mystery
Young adult fiction
A thirteen-year-old boy in Alabama visits his grandmother and learns about the violence of racism.
A thirteen-year-old boy is caught up in the violence of Mississippi in the summer of 1964.