Chris Armstrong studied painting and art history in Florence, Italy, before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania). After graduation, he went on to receive his Master of Fne Arts degree from New York University (New York City) where he won the school’s MVP award and exhibited at Washington Square East Galleries. His current representation includes New York; Boston; Santa Fe; and Kent, Connecticut. Armstrong lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with wife Tatiana and daughter Lily and co-presides over North Mountain Press, a fine arts publishing company specializing in the work of his late father, American realist David Armstrong.
Chris Armstrong is know especially for his paintings of the ocean as organic and enlivined landscapes, ranging from elegantly serene to voraciously dynamic. He maintains a deep connection to the sea, traveling extensively to explore the global ocean landscape and living on the shore, always steeped in the American realist tradition first introduced to him at an early age by his father.