Paul Johnstone – Artist

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A New year.

At the start of a new year I wanted to look back for a while…
All my pictures start from a blank canvas with no preconceived ideas of where it might go other than the technique of mark making with the knife.
The most preparation I will consider is what colours I have to hand and what mood I am in.
I paint instinctively, and using the technique I am still exploring will work the picture up until it becomes apparent, then I can work towards establishing and finishingthe finished picture.



Midnight at the grove.
The title was taken from a place I used to visit in my early teens, when the overwhelming beauty of nature and the sense of endless possibilities filled my head.
The “grove”was a disused sanatorium in Dumfries with massive overgrown rhododendrons and beautiful high walled ramshackle gardens.The picture is a meditation on those times and feelings.



Well it’s been great to be back at deda in derby for another exhibition.a fantastic new space in the atrium and the cube bar.thanks to all who came along on the opening night and made it a great success.”rain dogs” were well received and we loved playing to a responsive crowd.