Anne Johnstone
https://www.annejohnstone.net

Anne lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. Though her adult life has been spent in and around Boston, she grew up in the country. The open space, mountains, and vistas of her childhood continue to inspire her artwork.
Recently, my artworks became abstract. The teachers who I’ve chosen to consult on this exploration are practices, rather than people, imbued with wisdom. Meditation, stillness, and silence are my mentors. Again and again, I go to them with my monkey mind (thinking) and they reveal it to me. There’s no getting away. They are imperturbable teachers. So I am left to watch my mind. I have the sensation that I disconnect from what has absorbed me in the past and I feel empty. My painting explores this sense of emptiness. Atmospheric color fields, subtle color changes, and abstract shapes occupy the picture plane.
 

Anne Johnstone
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"Come Home," 2018, Mixed Media, 42 x 30”

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"Damn," 2018, Mixed Media, 34 x 34”

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"Let’s Go Play," 2017, Mixed Media, 36 x 34”

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"Listen Here," 2017, Mixed Media, 30 x 34”

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"Red," 2017, Mixed Media, 40 x 32”

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"Somewhere Out There," 2017, Mixed Media, 18 x 18”

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"By the River," 2018, Mixed Media, 22 x 30”

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"Me," Under Water, Mixed Media, 22 x 30”

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