Seth Armstrong is a Los Angeles-based oil painter that has meticulously honed his craft in Northern Holland and Oakland. He holds a BFA from California College of Arts in San Francisco. Whether he’s painting urban landscapes, creating narrative portraits or brilliantly combining elements of the two, Armstrong’s work conveys a stunning sense of intimacy with its subjects, breath-taking light, hyperrealism and humor. Originally from Los Angeles, Armstrong moved to the Bay Area to begin his artistic education and career, exhibiting his early work all over Oakland and San Francisco. While studying abroad in Holland, he fell in love with the tactile qualities of oil paint and its ability to capture light. His realistic yet dramatic visual sensibilities have lent themselves to a prolific career as a commercial illustrator. His work has enlivened advertisements and articles all over Europe and North America, as well as concerts for artists such as Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. After building an impressive body of work in Oakland, Armstrong moved back home to Los Angeles, where his creative output and visual style has blossomed exponentially. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in venues including ThinkSpace Gallery (Los Angeles), Vertical Gallery (London), Redletter1 (Tampa Bay), Bold Hype Gallery (New York), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and more. He has also been featured in international art fairs such as SCOPE and the LA Art Fair.


Armstrong lives and works in Los Angeles.