If you have had some previous experience with acrylic painting, come and join us and continue to develop your skills in a supportive, yet technically focused virtual class. You will focus and build on the fundamentals of colour theory, the study of light and shadow, composition, visual perspective, brush work, paint handling and application. Demos and critiques will assist in developing your own creative and perceptual skills and you may work from a personal image of your choice or continue working on a previously started painting. With plenty of individual attention, you are encouraged to work at your own pace.
Martha Johnson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, from the University of Guelph, worked with and was mentored by Tom Hodgson (Painter’s 11). She is known for figurative and landscape painting as well as ephemeral animal sculptures typically seen in installation and photography. Her work often incorporates an environmental subtext. Martha has researched and developed a body of work based on a hundred-year-old narrative about an Albatross found in the Bay of Fundy. As a history painter SHADOW RED, a solo exhibition in 2017 referenced the hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death. She shares a family connection to the discovery of the artist’s remains on Canoe Lake (The Tom Thomson Mystery; Judge William T Little). A listed Canadian artist, her work is held public, corporate and in private collections worldwide. Martha’s work is carried by Art Interiors and White Wall North in Toronto. Visit www.marthajohnson.ca.
"Martha, you are amazing!! I'm so impressed with how you managed to bring your usual caring touch and humour to the class without being in the same room.” - Adult student