Chris Armstrong is an artist that I have admired for a long time. We live on different coasts but both obviously share a love of the ocean.
Kiss, 2011, oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches
Chris Armstrong studied painting and art history in Florence, Italy before receiving his BA from Bucknell University. After graduation, Chris went on to receive his MFA from NYU where he won the school’s MVP award and exhibited at Washington Square East Galleries. Chris lives in Gloucester, MA with wife Tatiana and daughter Lily and co-presides over North Mountain Press; a fine art publishing company specializing in the work of his late father, American realist David Armstrong. Chris’ work was also selected for the U.S. State Department’s ‘Art in Embassies Exhibition.’
Sleeper, 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 34 inches
“Chris Armstrong paints with the grace and confidence of considerable training and well-distilled purpose. Armstrong’s pictures are most agreeable to look at, but he has, in addition, both a conscience and a nervously weird eye on the world and its people. The who, and where that he offers are isolated, quietly perilous, and subconsciously full of warning. They are also alive and ever so slightly promising of connection and hope. Armstrong has a unique and dangerously honest vision, and he renders it with disarming precision.”
—Frederick G. Dillen, author of Hero and Fool.
Greenland, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 60 inches
See more of this beautiful work at THE MORRISON GALLERY.