John Armstrong is a painter of abstract, figurative and landscape themes. His work can be found in Royal and
international collections, including the V&A and the Tate. Born September 1937, trained as a painter and teacher at art schools in Swindon, Walthamstow and Brighton.
Taught art and crafts in schools, worked in museums in Hove and Lewes, and at the Exhibitions Unit, University of Brighton Gallery.
John is married to Helen Armstrong and they have three sons and two daughters.
Work in churches includes Great Altar Crucifix at St Peters parish church, Brighton; Great Hanging Crucifix at St Boniface Tooting, London; a cycle of sixteen paintings at St Georges, Hove; and an eight figure Reredos at St Marys, Bath.
Contributed landscape illustrations to two “How to Paint” books by Gerald Woods; written articles for national design magazines; member of local, national and international art societies. Prizewinner of Laing competitions at the Mall Galleries, London, 1982, 2000.
A painting, ‘Hove Beach’, commissioned as Hove’s wedding present to Prince Charles, is now in the Royal Collection at Highgrove. Paintings are also in private collections in England, Belgium, Singapore, Australia, at Hove Museum of Art, the collections of East Sussex County Council and Nuffield Foundation, London.