Shelby Johnstone's current 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 overt beauty of the natural world with the underlying element of instability and impermanence.
Shelby has worked freely in a variety of mediums, however since 2014 she has been committed
solely to her first love of painting.
Shelby studied Art at the University of Guelph and Concordia University in Montreal as well as Graphic Design and Interactive Media at Toronto Film School.. She worked for many years in the Film Industry.
She currently resides near Toronto, Canada.