About Garth Armstrong
Garth's inspirations and artistic background
Born in 1960 and native to Toronto, Garth Armstrong studied at the Ontario College of Art in the communication and design program where he graduated in 1983. Garth pursed a career in graphic design, and is an experienced art director and marketing executive.
Garth in his early stages of painting mainly focused on the use of watercolours to create his ever-present rural landscapes. Garth switched his medium and began working in oils on wood panel and canvas, exploring a more impressionistic style and palette in his landscapes and portraits.
Garth is often inspired by his own children, and the rural settings of Canada. He captures the essence of his subject through his own style enabling him to capture his subjects' tranquility in a manner that creates a mood not attainable in other ways.
In 2006, Garth's painting "Winter Wonderland" was chosen as the feature piece for the Hospital for Sick Children annual Holiday/Christmas card.
Garth was recently accepted as a member into the Ontario Society of Artists (Canada's longest continuing art society) as well as the Oil Painters of America.
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