Will Johnstone, Artist & Writer, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Southwestern Paintings by Will Johnstone

Growing up in New Mexico, I began painting in the colors of the mesas, mountains, arroyos, deserts, dwellings, turquoise days and deep dark nights in which I lived and hiked and dreamed.

Art is my brush with paint upon canvas, hammer shaped and torch soldered silver, chisel and knife cuts into stone, ink scratches onto paper. This is my dance of mind and eyes and hands and medium. Art is the challenge into which I can become immersed. True, sometimes I burn canvases or melt down jewelry or smash a stone, admitting my limitations, yet then I dance again.

Southwest Art by Will Johnstone
w48" x h24"      "Pots"

Southwest Art by Will Johnstone
w48" x h18"      "Moon Rise"

Southwest Art by Will Johnstone
w48" x h18"      "Dripping Moon"

     

Southwest Art by Will Johnstone
w48" x h48"      "View From My Window"

Southwest Art by Will Johnstone
w48" x h60"      "Mesa Verde"