Shelby Johnstone's abstract landscape paintings are created from fragments of memories or stories reduced to their simplest forms. They hold the tension of a world on fire and the simplicity of everyday life. They are pieced together with line, geometry, graphic prints, architectural structures and blocks of colour.
The new works explore the natural world's overt beauty with the underlying element of instability and impermanence.
Shelby has worked freely in a variety of mediums; however, painting remains her first true love.
Shelby studied Art at the University of Guelph and Concordia University in Montreal and Graphic Design/Interactive Media at Toronto Film School. She worked for many years in the Film Industry.
She currently resides in the beautiful Gatineau Hills in Quebec, Canada, where she paints from her home studio.