Georgina Johnstone

Georgina JohnstoneJune 1, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

“Basic Steps to a Landscape”

Beginning a painting, like almost anything, is often the hardest part. On June 1 as part of the SAGA Thursday Artist Talk series at the Surrey Art Gallery, White Rock-based artist Georgina Johnstone will outline the basic steps to painting a landscape.

Approaching Lake Windermere
‘Approaching Lake Windermere’

She says, “As in the adage ‘the longest journey begins with the first step’, the journey to the creation of a painting begins with the first brushstroke.” Using her own photo as a reference, Johnstone will demonstrate how to paint a landscape in acrylics using a series of basic steps. You’ll also learn about toning, layout, colours, and techniques for painting skies and clouds.

About the Artist

Georgina Johnstone is primarily a self-taught artist. She completed a two-year arts foundation course at Coventry College of Art in England and then went on to do a three-year program at West Sussex College of Art and Design, studying printed textile design, art history, and history of fashion.

Here Come The Crows
‘Here Come The Crows’

After immigrating to Canada in 1973, she explored various art media while raising a family, finally focusing on painting with acrylics in 2007. Her works include landscapes, still lifes, and flowers. Currently, she is exploring abstract and semi-abstract works.

Georgina is also a sought-after instructor and workshop teacher—she particularly enjoys working with beginners. In addition to being a member of the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society, Georgina is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, with work shown in a number of the Federation Gallery exhibits. She also serves on the Semiahmoo Arts Council board. Visit her website

Salish Secret
‘Salish Secret’

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.