Duane Albert Armstrong (born December 25, 1938) is an American painter, best known for his oil upon canvas paintings. He was born in Fresno California, and was raised close San Luis Obispo California. His foster mom taught him to paint as a child.
His best-known works are his "Fields of Grass" series of oil on canvas paintings, which depict California landscapes and are noted for their interest of a little ladybug near the bottom of some or all of the paintings in the series. A explanation claims that he began accumulation the ladybug to his "Fields of Grass" paintings after a customer maxim one in out of the ordinary painting and requested he increase it to the painting she just bought.
He has painted over 7,000 paintings beyond the years, over 185 of which are in print, including reproductions by Heritage Publications, Illinois Moulding Co., Windsor Art Co., Turner Art Co., Continental Art Co., and Art Market International. His exploit is included in the exhibitions of Stanford University, The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, and in the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Support Program gallery.