Garth Armstrong - Artworld Fine Art

Garth Armstrong

Artist Summary

Garth Armstrong graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1983.Inspired by rural settings & Canadian landscapes he captures the essence of his subject through his own unique style. Garth works in oil on canvas to explore an impressionistic style in his palette.  Price Range:  $500 – $5,500

Full Biography

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

Artist’s Statement

“I prefer to paint en Plein air bringing together my passion for the outdoors and my art. I paint small sketches on location and then larger canvas works in the studio. These paintings are painted wet on wet on a warm ground colour, working dark to light, with thickened oil paint with no mediums involved. They are a moment in time, captured and recorded in paint. I consider the painting finished when it is a reflection of the original idea. I am not looking for a particular pattern of brushstrokes, style, or any other technical aspects in a final painting. I am looking for a feeling when I look at it that says it is a complete idea.”

Garth Armstrong