Mary-Anne Johnston

A stylized profile of goat in blue with a textured background in yellow, blue and red.

Button (Bachelor), 2021, acrylic on cradled board, 10″ x 8″
Minimum Bid: $250
Value: $300

About the Artist:

Mary-Anne Johnston grew up on the border of urban Peterborough and farm country. Her formal education includes undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Classical Literature from Trent University, followed by travel and adventures which included years of sailing, mainly in the Hawaiian islands. Johnston became involved in jewelry making which led to representations in galleries across Canada, and in shows, including One of a Kind.

A love of myth and story, as well as a fascination with the complexity of the human psyche, led Johnston to the study of depth psychology at C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich where she graduated as a Jungian analyst.  She practiced psychotherapy in Peterborough and online.

Currently, Johnston is fully engaged in art making. At the Haliburton School of the Arts, she developed skills in drawing and painting.  Workshops with Brian Atyeo and Rowena Dykins influenced the direction of Johnston’s art, especially to find her groove in the place between abstraction and literal representation.

The themes of her life, which flow through her art, include the human relationship with animals (the good, the bad and the ugly), the Earth, the mystery, and challenges inherent in ‘otherness’; the deep poetic rivers that renew us as humans— all these situations enter Johnston’s art.  Alongside the deep despair concerning this Climate Crisis, runs a love, playfulness, and gratitude for being alive with such beauty and intelligence in the non-human world.

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A stylized profile of goat in blue with a textured background in yellow, blue and red. Painting is framed sitting on a pine shelf.

person viewing a painting in a gallery of a profile of goat in blue with a textured background in yellow, blue and red.

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Exhibitions

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Bronson Smith, Red Sky With Three Houses, 2019, acrylic on routered plywood with blasa strips 24” x 36”

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

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Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

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