President of AAN, 1975-1976.
On Nantucket Armstrong worked primarily in watercolor, but now works in oil and acrylic.
He started out at 14 painting signs for butcher shops, in Newark. He went on to become one of the world’s leading scenic artists, creating dozens of major movie sets.
An accomplished artist, painter, sculptor and craftsman, Armstrong has worked with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee and Woody Allen. Among Armstrong’s ornate movie sets featured in Architectural Digest have been Meet Joe Black and The Legend of Bagger Vance, the project that brought the painter to Savannah, which he and his wife Monique now call home.
He typically works from pen and ink drawings and pencil sketches, carefully observing the landscape and people around him. His luminous Low-Country landscapes are worlds away from the high-profile movie sets.
William Armstrong’s work is exhibited in his Savannah certified national historic residence where the public has been invited to attend multiple shows since 2001. He is also represented in Charleston by Charles II Art Gallery.