There’s a wonderful dreaminess to Toronto-based Erin Armstrong’s paintings, as she adds an ethereal slant to the everyday with her characters existing in a haze of colour and brushstrokes. Keen to create her own reality in which her silhouettes can exist, Erin’s work is best when she abandons clean lines and bravely swooshes paint across the canvas. A lovely briskness is created in these loose figures and the beautiful jewel-like shades blending with subdued pastels adds to the whimsical atmosphere. Calming and graceful, I love how Erin adds natural elements like plants or water to her acrylic paintings to give them some sort of grounding in the real world. Rebecca Fulleylove

Solo Exhibits

2016 ArteMbassy, Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel, PEC

Select Group Exhibits


SCOPE Art Basel, Miami, FL

Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland

Manchester Art Fair, UK

Art Gallery of Ontario, Art and Rental Sales Gallery, Toronto, CA

OTOMYS, Melbourne Australia

Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweeden

Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow, Scotland

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea UK

Lab Studio Design, Toronto, CA


"The Artist Project" ,Better Living Centre, Toronto, CA

Art Gallery of Ontario, Art and Rental Sales Gallery, Toronto, CA


"Art Toronto" | Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, CA

Art Gallery of Ontario, Sales and Rental Galleries, Toronto, CA

"Affordable Art Fair", New York City, NY

"Observations" OCAD University, Toronto, CA

"Contemporary Painting", Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

"Rogers Cup 2014", Artwork in executive suites courtesy of AGO Art

Michele Mariaud Gallery, Soho, NYC

Marcia Rafelman Fine Art, Toronto, ON

"Wall to Wall 3", The Art Yard, Toronto, CA

"Wall to Wall 2", The Art Yard, Toronto, CA

"The Artist Project", Better Living Centre, Toronto, CA


2016, eOne Entertainment x Sick Kids Hospital + Brain Child, Toronto

Free The Children Auction, Toronto

Paddle8 Auction x Children of Fallen Patriots, New York City

Publications and Features


WideWalls Magazine-

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HourHouse London Magazine:

Saatchi Art Magazine: Curator's Pick: Top 20 Emerging Artist's Around the World-

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Mildred Co. Interview-

New Collectors Book 2015 Edition:

Designlines Magazine "Six New Art Stars"

Saatchi Art "One To Watch"

The Vanderblid-

OwlStand -

Artsy - Art Net -

The Design Kitchen- I Love Illustration-

Saatchi Art "25 Emerging Artist To Buy Now"

Art Fucks Me