Joe Armstrong

Joe was born in London and studied at Epsom School of Art and Design, specialising in Graphic Design. He moved to Cornwall in 1991 and works as a self-employed graphic designer.

He started painting seriously about 12 years ago as a way of escaping the constraints of designing for business clients.

“When painting I’m able to completely absorb myself and get a great feeling of liberation when working up new ideas. I like to work with oil paint straight from the tube applying my paint with a palette knife in quick, bold sweeps of colour, which stops me from getting into too much detail. I work really quickly which gives my paintings a spontaneous feeling”.

You can sometimes see Joe painting around the streets of Truro during the Spring and Summer months providing the weather is good…