The serene rural fall scene depicted in MEAFORD HILLS is captured in by this accomplished Canadian painter. The landscape gives the impression that you could walk the hills for miles, or sit by lake for hours. Having painted for many decades, Armstrong is adept at infusing a painting with emotion and energy, whether that be calm serenity, as here, or vivid, playful movement in some of his other pieces. An Armstrong painting is always a good addition to a collection.
Framed size: 37" x 27"
This work is availabe at Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge, Ontario. Hand delivery within driving distance of Cambridge, Ontario is available for a fee.
The Artist: David C. Armstrong started painting as a boy, growing up in Ottawa, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then at the Art Center Los Angeles. In L.A. he instructed at the Butler Fine Arts School. He has painted in three primary mediums. In Toronto, he painted abstracts and figures. Moving to the Georgian Bay area, he painted in the footsteps of the Group of Seven, establishing his reputation as an oil painter. In the early 90's, when he relocated to Brentwood Bay just outside Victoria, BC he painted the island villages, the rugged coast, and the West Coast sky, mostly in watercolour. Since returning to Ontario he has been using acrylics “and my work is larger and looser because of it”. As an easel artist, I paint vertically and directly. Most paintings are done 'a la prima'. I paint where I am; and farms, villages, and urban landscapes are frequent themes. I paint with a young boy’s enthusiasm, and an old man’s eye!”