Armstrong’s paintings are based on drawings he and his brother did growing up, or his son, Jackson, has drawn. He overlaps the same figure dozens of times, tweaking the composition and adding color during the final stages of a work. His figurative and collage work is whimsical and has a childlike innocence to it. Since his work has been recognized on both coasts, he’s been commanding a higher price for his works, in the range of $25,000 or more.
His dad, George Armstrong, validated their artwork growing up. He had an artist’s sensitivity because he was an artist himself, teaching at Fairborn High School and Stivers School for the Arts.
“I feel very fortunate not to have only shown in New York City, but to be working with two unbelievable galleries there that I have always respected,” said Armstrong, who maintains a 5,000-square-foot studio and gallery at the Linden Davis Building in Dayton.
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