Mark Johnston

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Mark Johnston was born in the North East of England, and spent his childhood by the sea and in the country. Painting took him to the Lake District and then to Brighton University. Three years later after graduating with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Painting he was awarded the Sussex Painting Prize. For the next two years he travelled, lived and painted in Greece, Barcelona and Andalucia, before returning to England.
‘The smaller canvases, or sometimes boards, are much more intimate though they too can be emotional. I see these as chamber music, to be engaged with at home and close-to, in a limited setting by a limited audience. The larger ones, because the larger fields call for more assertive action, can hold their own on a museum wall and before a crowd.’

 

Education
1991 Sussex Art Travel Prize
1992 Brighton University BA (Hons)
1993-1996 Cumbria College Art Foundation
1997-98 Newcastle College
1987 90 Durham school, Art scholar

 

Selected Exhibitions
2016
Artists of Fame and Promise Summer Show, Beaux Arts Bath
London Art Fair, Islington London

 

2015

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College Kensington, London
London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2014

20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College Kensington, London
London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2013

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2012

Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath
Postcards from a Small Island, Beaux Arts Bath

 

2011

Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea

 

2010

Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea

 

2009

Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea

 

2008

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath

 

2007

Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea

 

2006

Christmas Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea
HQ Gallery, Lewes

 

2005

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Ingo Fincke Gallery, London
Gallerina, Darlington

 

2004

Lewes Contemporary Art
Gallerina, Darlington
Quod, Brighton
Ingo Fincke Gallery, London
The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

 

2003

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Art 2003 Business Design Centre, Islington
John Adams Fine Art, London

 

2002

Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Glynebourne Opera House
Dubai Art Fair
The Fairfax Gallery, Norfolk
Solo Exhibition, The Fairfax Gallery, Royal Tunbridge Wells

 

2001

Christmas Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
Art 2001, Business Design Centre, Islington
Glynebourne Opera House
The White Gallery, Brighton
Solo Exhibition,CCA Galleries, Farnham
The Fairfax Gallery, Royal Tunbridge Wells Belgrave Gallery, St Ives

 

2000

The Hove Museum, Brighton and Hove
The Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
Expo New York Art Fair
Solo Exhibition, The Maltby Gallery, Winchester
CCA Galleries, Farnham

 

1999

The House of Commons, London
The Maltby Gallery, Winchester
The White Gallery, Brighton