Steve Johnston was born in Glasgow in 1956. He previously worked as a photographer based in London, working for magazines such as Vogue, I-D etc. His work was published in various books and magazines and was included in the “Lives” Exhibition curated by Derek Boshier at the Hayward Gallery in London. Steve returned to painting in 1991.e.
Since 2004, Steve Johnston’s work has been successfully published as limited edition prints, with many of them selling out, and original Steve Johnstons are collected worldwide.
Steve says of his work; “I approach my Backgrounds very much as an abstract painter – colours, compositions etc are chosen instinctively rather than being pre-planned. Certain images can unlock powerful emotions which can be separate from the actual content of the picture………the aim is to portray as essence and emotion rather than a precise person or specific location.”