L.C. Armstrong is an American painter and sculptor who was born in 1954 in Humboldt, Tennessee, and grew up in the American South. In 1963 her family moved to Venice, California, where she trained in her father’s neon sign business. In Southern California, Armstrong painted signs, airbrushed vans and customized cars and airplanes to pay tuition to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, where she received her B.F.A. in Illustration in 1981.