Armstrong’s art is a steadfast contrarian bet: she gambles that the basics are still alive—that painterly perceptual traditions can be shaken out of their art-historical wrappings, and resuscitated by sheer passionate craft.
—Alexi Worth, “Martha Armstrong: Up To Now”
Trees, Seas and Objects: February 3 – 27, 2021, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary Responses to Moderism: A New England Perspective: October 10 – December 8, 2019, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
Martha on Instagram: @marthaarmstrongart
News & Reviews:
Art Maker: Martha Armstrong, painter
by 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.