He is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Scottish Society of Artists and is a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists and Scottish Visual Arts. A glance through his works on the internet is enough to tell one that John Johnstone is a unique artist and a maverick - in the special sense that he has no problem in being completely original. John on his own style and influences. My paintings seem to be expressing something, either serious or amusing about life. They depict people acting out minor dramas.
Gesture, composition, characterisation and setting are important. There is an element of gravity in them, but the humorous side probably eclipses that aspect.
I've always been attracted by'characters' - the types you see in illustrated books by Dickens brought up to date. The Wit, the Rake, the Philosopher, the kind of people you see in bars arguing their point. The Spiv, the Conman, the Cheeky Chappie, the Vamp, the Naughty Boy, the Lounge Lizard, Mr Angry, Little Miss Lonely - how they all react to each other. Two or three of these characters might find their way into way into my paintings - things start happening - I try to get it all down - it never works out the way I planned, so I start sketching the next scene.Also benefits from having been professionally framed and ready to hang. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "bjlee95" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Gibraltar, Iceland, Oman, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar.