Mark Johnston was born in the North East of England, and spent his childhood by the sea and in the country. Painting took him to the Lake District and then to Brighton University. Three years later after graduating with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Painting he was awarded the Sussex Painting Prize. For the next two years he travelled, lived and painted in Greece, Barcelona and Andalucia, before returning to England
‘The smaller canvases, or sometimes boards, are much more intimate though they too can be emotional. I see these as chamber music, to be engaged with at home and close-to, in a limited setting by a limited audience. The larger ones, because the larger fields call for more assertive action, can hold their own on a museum wall and before a crowd.’ Norbert Lynton – Sept 2004
Mark Johnston currently available
Coastal Light 90 x 120 cm oil on canvas
Autumn Whisper 30 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Clearing 65cm x65 cm oil on canvas
Solitude 30cm x 20cm oil on panel
‘Ancient Pathways’ Oil on Board 30 x 40 cm
The layers of under painting and suble marks and glazes are very difficult to appreciate in these reproductions, so we welcome visits to the gallery to view the originals. The larger oils tend to be presented on deep handstretched canvases with the smaller works floated into a slim contemporray hand finished frame.
The Fairfax Gallery has represented Mark Johnston for over 10 years and held several London Solo exhibitions of his paintings, as well as exhiting his work in New York and Singapore.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding Mark Johnston works, or you would like information as to which Fairfax Gallery is exhibiting the painting.
Contact us at MarkJohnston@fairfaxgallery.com or telephone 01892 525 525