Mary-Anne Johnston

Side profile of a fluffy white dog facing an orange bird figure with a beak, wearing a bright patterned piece of long clothing. Figures are on a dark blue textured background.

“OMG!” groaned the Dog. “Why is it always such a long story?”, 2022, acrylic on board


About the Artist:

Mary-Anne Johnston grew up on the border of urban Peterborough and farm country. She holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Classical Literature from Trent University and is an Jungian analyst graduate from C.G. Jung Institute, in Zürich.

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

For Mary-Anne, alongside the deep despair concerning this Climate Crisis, always runs a love and playfulness and gratitude for being alive with such beauty and intelligence in the non-human world.


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Studio image interior of the artist studio with works displayed.

Studio: interior of Mary-Anne Johnston’s studio












Studio Location: Tour Stop 22


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Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Northland Harmony, 2022 textile, painted cotton & batiks

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Jenny Kastner, Haze, acrylic on canvas

Miguel Hernandez Autorino, Why I Left, 2022, oil on canvas KAST 2022 Selections Exhibition

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jul 9, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022

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

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

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

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