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Charlotte Serena Johnston

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Degree: Drawing PGDip
University: The Royal Drawing School
Graduation Year: 2017

New Blood Art Statement

Nature’s most subtle and significant changes have been deftly documented at the hand of Gray's School of Art graduate, Charlotte Serena Johnston.
 
Johnston describes herself as being "captivated by Hampstead Heath ponds,"  made evident by her array of bewitchingly immersive studies ’Hampstead I’ and ’Hampstead II', which both feature Hampstead Heath’s ponds captured in lush Indian ink. 
 
Johnston’s other works are equally as enchanting, focusing on the depiction of rural life utterly unkempt and ever-changing…

Artist Statement

I studied painting as my undergraduate degree and I moved to London to develop my drawing practice. During the drawing year I was making work everyday in either the National Gallery, British Museum and V & A Museum or outside in Hampstead Heath. As I grew up in the highlands of Scotland, the northern light feels familiar and I am involved currently in a residency at Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll which is situated on Loch Awe. Drawing Loch Awe is both a challenge and a privilege to work with unpredictable weather and the west coast is a unique environment as I am interested in the parallels between Scotland and more tropical climates.

 Previously, subtropical botanical gardens have provided sources for me to work from where I use drawing as a form of research to investigate the physical rhythms and structures in nature. In the studio I take condensed versions of landscape and further explore them in the studio in a cyclical group of large drawings and paintings which aim to give the viewer an immersive, sensual experience. The paintings are derived from observational drawings and are a re-ordering of my experiences using a more abstract language of mark making.

Solo Exhibitions

2020, Loch Awe, Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Group Exhibitions

2019, A High Hang, Ecclestone Project Space, London
2019, Exceptional, Graduate Show, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2019, Fundraising Show, Bee Urban, London
2018, Long Time No See, Bow Arts Trust, London
2017, End of year show, Christie's, London
2017, End of year show, Royal Drawing School, London
2016, Winter Group Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2016, Lines to Paint, Arts Centre, Aberdeen
2016, New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2016, Qualia, Gallery 17, Aberdeen
2016, Degree Show, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2016, Jen Beattie drawing memorial prize

Original works:

Eucalyptus and the Loch study ...

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£300

Palm Tree Study III

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

Palm Tree Study II

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

Dark Palm Study

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

La Réunion VI

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£200

La Réunion V

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£200

Three Weeping Willows

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£300

London Plane and the Beech Tre...

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£300

La Réunion study II

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

La Réunion study I

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

La Réunion study III

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

La Réunion study IV

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£180

Deep Basalt View

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£370

Eucalyptus and the Loch

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

£700

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Beinn Cruachan

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

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Banana Palm IV

By Charlotte Serena Johnston

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