Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
NFASP Member Essex County Council

Heather Rachel Johnston

Heather works as a Transitions Coach and an Artist.

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I have always been attracted to colour and like to paint vibrant, dynamic work that creates an emotional connection. I enjoy the beauty of nature in all its glory and aim to capture moments of time, place, energy and colour that resonate with me. Many of these moments come to me in the most remote and peaceful parts of the British Isles where nature is displayed in its full rugged beauty.

My art is generally not a true representation of reality as I paint primarily to express this feeling or to re-create a visual that I have in my mind's eye. I paint from within and also from photos, which I or my partner, a photographer, have taken. My current inspiration comes from the beauty of the British landscape; paintings evolving from walking in the Assynt and North West Scotland, the Scottish Borders, West Cornwall, the Peak District and the Brecon Beacons.

I have been painting for 12 years starting with watercolours and moving into exploring acrylics and most recently oils. I enjoy working in all mediums and like to experiment with different textures, mediums and styles.