Artist | Instructor | Art Consultant
An artist in a family of lawyers, Armstrong felt the desire to create compelling artworks from an early age, eventually earning a BFA and graduate degree from the East Carolina University School of Art. He began his career as the creative director of his own design agency in Newport Beach, CA, but has been a painter full-time since 2004.
Armstrong’s paintings are included in many corporate and private collections across the U.S., including the collections of Warner Brothers Studios, Cingular Wireless, MCA Universal, actors, screen writers and the California Secretary of State.
EDUCATION: BFA-EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART.
SELECTED SHOWS | EXHIBITIONS:
Jan/Feb-2019. 30-works Artist Showcase Aerena Galleries Napa/Sonoma | 2018 Featured Artist Showcase Arena Galleries | Napa Valley Art Festival | North of the Bay - Group show Christopher Queen Galleries | One Man Show – Just Looking Gallery | “Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | Cityscapes – Group show. Christopher Hill Gallery | Guest Artist Wendt Gallery Laguna Beach, CA | Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | One Man Show – Hollis Gallery Pasadena, CA October | The Christopher Queen Galleries Annual Frugal Collectors | Christopher Hill Gallery One-Man Show | Vault Gallery, Sonora, CA One-Man Exhibition | Juried Artist, La Qunita Desert Plein Air CA
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS - CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
- Cingular Wireless - Federal Express - Permanent Collection – Atherton Country Club Atherton, CA - California Secretary Of State - Movie Studios – Warner Bros, MCA Universal
- American Bungalow - Art of The West - Style 1900 - Old House interiors - Arts & Crafts Homes - Napa/Sonoma - Savor Wine Country - California Homes
- Plein Air Magazine | Association Memberships: California Art Club - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association - Society Of Western Artists | Historical Influences:
Early California Impressionism | Hudson River School | Old Lyme Art Colony | SF Bohemian Club Tonalists | Arts & Crafts Era
James Armstrong Studio
Greenville, SC 29687