steve johnston artist

Steve Johnston

"The aim is to portray an essence and emotion rather than a well defined and precise person or location, as I am not interested in set narrative pieces."

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Using a mixture of oil and acrylic on the same canvas, he likes to experiment and play with colour to draw as much emotional response from the image as possible. The backgrounds are always in acrylic, whilst the figures are always in oil. This is so it stand out from the background.

He attempts to take the voyeur somewhere with a sense of the familiar that has an almost ephemeral and ethereal quality, rather than somewhere specific and he does not depict figures to be anyone in particular. The aim is to portray an essence and emotion rather than a defined and precise person or location.

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