Garth Armstrong (1960-)
Native to Toronto, Garth Armstrong is a graduate of the internationally renowned Ontario College of Art & Design (OCADU) in the communication and design program. In the early stages of his painting career, he focused mainly on the use of watercolour on paper. Garth switched mediums and began following in the footsteps of the iconic Canadian painters of the Group of Seven. His style explores an Impressionistic technique and palette, capturing the unique light and colour of the Canadian landscape, creating paintings that are evocative, original and irresistible. He has the eye of both an artist and a naturalist.
In December of 2018 Garth was chosen to be part of the Canadian delegation of the Societe National des Beaux-Arts’ Salon des Beaux-Arts at the Carrousel de Louvre in Paris. In August of 2019 Garth participated in the McMichael Gallery’s annual Plein Air painting competition and his entry was awarded Artist Merit of Distinction.
Garth’s artwork is represented exclusively by Artworld. He is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Oil Painters of America. Garth pursued a career in graphic design, and is an experienced art director and marketing executive. Garth is also a highly sought-after art instructor, regularly selling out classes months in advance.
Select Private and Corporate Collections: Lundin Mining Corporation | Enbridge Corporate Offices | Canadian Canoe Museum | Hospital for Sick Kids | Bruce Trail Conservancy Foundation
Publications: Garth Armstrong – Northward: A Retrospective – 2010 Garth Armstrong – Trails: The Bruce Trail & Other Places – 2016 Hospital for Sick Kids Holiday Card