John Johnston


I am a very late starter, beginning my art journey almost by accident in my mid-fifty's. Fully self-taught I am very much a jack of all trades and master of none as I dabble in various media. My go-to preference is graphite, where I aim for (but never achieve) realism and second to that I'm also a big fan of pen and ink work. I began my journey with watercolours but my most recent 'coloured' paintings have been with Pastel Pencils. I am now dipping my toe into Marquetry and Pyrography, the latter being a very similar technique as drawing with pen and ink. Online I created my own website from scratch to display my work and also built my own forum focused on encouraging beginners, something close to my heart. I am a keen blogger, again focused on encouraging beginners.