Duane Albert Armstrong (born December 25, 1938) is an American painter, best known for his oil on canvas paintings. He was born in Fresno California, and was raised near San Luis Obispo California. His foster mother 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 raptness of a small ladybug close the bottom of some or all of the paintings in the series. A tally claims that he began totaling the ladybug to his "Fields of Grass" paintings after a customer saying one in option painting and requested he increase it to the painting she just bought.
He has painted over 7,000 paintings higher than 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 enactment 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.