Chris Armstrong, ‘Drift (Monochrome)’, 2017, Gallery Henoch

Artist Chris Armstrong looks to the ocean as a restorative and inspirational resource. Ranging in emotion from calm and tranquil to raging and turbulent, the temperamental waves and tides of the water are deftly captured in these representational oil paintings.

About Chris Armstrong

New England-raised artist Chris Armstrong is intimately familiar with his subject matter—crashing waves and water in motion. Unlike Impressionist renderings of water that focus on its interaction with light, Armstrong portrays the power and kinetic energy of water. Painted on canvas, board, and aluminum, his to-scale waves are sometimes soothing, sometimes violent, but always alluring. Confined within the bounds of a canvas, these painted segments of the ocean convey the vast expanse of the sea and its ceaseless dynamism.

American, Pennsylvania, United States, based in Gloucester, MA, United States