Joe Armstrong grew up in London where he studied Art and Design at Epsom School of Art & Design for 5 years. After working in advertising for a number of years in London, Joe moved to Cornwall in 1986 and was working as a self employed Graphic Designer since then. During this time Joe has been offering his Original Art for Sale alongside running his graphic design business. Joe is now painting professionally full time. ‘I love the texture of pure oil paint on canvas. I use a palette knife which stops my work being too precise. This gives my my paintings a vibrant and spontaneous feel.’ Joe paints outside as much as possible, you can sometimes find him painting around Cornwall during the Spring and Summer months, deep in a wooded valley surrounded by bluebells, or just sitting quietly painting on a hillside overlooking the sea. "I'm on a mission to develop my style in an attempt to keep my work looking fresh and contemporary. This may take some time, but I'm going to enjoy the journey".