Mary-Anne Johnston

A blue human-like figure with a bird head, wearing a dress with abstract patterns, drinks out of a stemmed glass. A fluffy white dog sits on an orange rug, looking up at the figure.

Mary-Anne Johnston
Title: “Come quickly!” Shouts the alchemist…Herr Dr Vive Le Cluck “ I have invented the stars!” (Rip off thought the dog)
Date: 2023
Medium: acrylic on canvas


Tour Stop: 22


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.

“My subject matter ranges from non-representational images in abstract paintings to abstracted landscapes, which often include decrepit vehicles, patient dogs, and burros, among other things. Sometimes these landscapes stretch into the surreal to incorporate my vision of the future.

Recently, I have been working on a surreal project called “The Wild Card” series. Odd ball images appear out of an abstracted ground, so nothing is planned. Much to my amazement and amusement, several characters have been recurring; they insist on a theme of alchemy derived from my psychoanalytic studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich.” – Mary-Anne Johnston


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The exterior of the artist’s studio; a green building with a porch, white windows, and a door. There are gardens and potted plants.  The interior of the artist’s studio; two of the artist’s works on canvas are on display on a wall; they are framed by the white door trim from the adjoining room.


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