Jean Johnson's Gallery
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born in England and educated at a Waldorf School, which provided an emphasis on an appreciation of art, as well as the development of an individual’s creativity and knowledge of colour theory. In 1956, I immigrated to Canada.
Over the years I have taken various courses through Fanshawe College, The London Regional Art Gallery, and workshops with many individual artists. I work primarily in acrylics, but also do some work in water-colours, oils and other media. My preference is to work on location but I also work from sketches and my own photographs. I have been with a group that meets, on Monday mornings, to paint for many years. First under the guidance of Fred Harrison and in recent years under Kim Harrison.
I find painting a major pleasure in life. I especially enjoy painting on location and strive, not only to represent nature, but man’s influence on the world around us. I have shown work in juried shows at the Woodstock Art Gallery, London Heritage Museum, and the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre. I have also entered in The Appreciation of the Arts in St. Thomas, and for many years at the Annual Shows of the Lambeth Art Association and the Port Stanley Artists’ Guild. I also have work displayed in several corporate establishments.
I am a member of the Lambeth Art Association and the Port Stanley Artists’ Guild. I am also a member of Portside Gallery, a group of 11 artists, recently located in a gallery Port Stanley, but now operating on-line.