Country Town Still Life People

Isobel Johnstone's work is full of colour and light.

"Locked down in Dorset this year, I fell in love with England. A Scottish obsession with colour has been an excuse to go abroad. But, as one glorious Spring day followed the last, Nature demanded I go out and get on with painting what was happening. Perhaps the contrast between this beauty and the horrors of Covid 19 made everything more immediate and poignant. Whatever it was, I had found a new subject".

Pastel is a favourite medium for working on the spot, e.g. in Venice, but oil is generally the preferred medium for still life and portraits. There is a variety of print techniques: as well as etchings and linocuts, some Venice aquatints are combined with acrylics.

To see examples of recent work, click on one of the 'thumbnails' above or on one of the subjects listed in the left margin. The artist is happy to arrange a viewing in her Hammersmith studio, by email or by telephone 07798 894 222. Other recent work may also be seen at the Rowley Gallery, 115 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LN or at the Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1JP. Prices range from £250 to £350 for framed pastels, from £250 to £900 for paintings, and from £35 to £70 for unframed prints and drawings.


The archive page includes a broad selection of older work in reverse date order. It provides a reference collection to give a glimpse of the background and context to the works in the main part of the site.

Copyright © Isobel Johnstone 2020.   Page updated 14 October 2020.   Website designed by Mike Sixsmith.