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Right now I’m preparing landscapes to exhibit at Bowery Gallery in March, 2019.

At Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, I’m currently exhibiting paintings from Vermont, Arizona, Italy and Ireland.

Recent Press & Reviews

Martha Armstrong in her studio at her home in Hatfield. Photo by Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette

Art Maker: Martha Armstrong, painter, Steve Pfarrer, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Friday, June 22, 2018

I draw inspiration from looking. I am fascinated by the landscape: something huge you must translate to human size. How to imply scale, to catch the color, the light, before it changes. I don’t normally paint from memory. But after working on location for several days or weeks, I know I am working half from memory.

Art Review: Martha Armstrong: A Big Deal in a Little Town, Gina Beavers, The Valley Advocate, May 23, 2018

In her portraits, Armstrong’s peculiar style translates effortlessly; she finds the right balance between loose interpretation and making the object identifiable. In some cases, there’s much less of an abstract quality and more notes of cubism.

Interview with Martha Armstrong, Painting Perceptions, Larry Groff, March 28, 2016

Martha Armstrong’s painting combines close observation with invention in a balanced measure, which she uses to create solid structures and harmonies that dance parallel alongside nature.

Review: Martha Armstrong’s Nature Scenes at Bowery Gallery, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, September 24, 2015

“Ms. Armstrong is the suave disciplinarian of a muscular style. She stacks blocky shapes of color that describe one landscape — a hill with some woods and a shack — visible from the window of her Vermont studio that may be her Mont Sainte-Victoire. But her shapes also maintain a nearly sculptural independence, hovering slightly above the image, just beyond legibility. At once improvisational and carefully carpentered, these paintings explode toward the eye, like nature on first sight, at its most welcoming and irrepressible.”