September 16, 2013

"Scratching the Surface" - Opening Reception September 26th, 6-9 pm

"Scratching the Surface", Oil Paintings by Lydia Johnston and Ceramics by Lori St. Pierre will be on view at NAACO Gallery in North Adams, MA from September 26th through November 25th. Please join us for the opening reception Thursday, September 26th from 6-9 pm.

"Take Me In", 24" x 30", oil on linen

My newest group of oil paintings are infused with vibrant color and incorporate printed patterns and carved lines. Some of the paintings for this show have an arched wall or trellis with flowers, from which you look out across an intriguing landscape. A number of smaller pieces have an urban sensibility created by overlaying printed patterns.


"Red Winds", 9" x 8", oil on linen

I am working with wide color shapers, instead of brushes, that give my work its distinctive look. In addition, I am carving marks into the wet paint with the edge of these tools, as well as printing patterns on the surface.

"Gotham One", 15" x 11", oil on linen


My paintings in this show are complemented by Lori St. Pierre's new ceramics which revolve around texture and incised patterns.


Lori St. Pierre, bowl


NAACO Gallery is located at 33 Main Street, North Adams, MA (diagonally across from MASS MoCA). 413-664-4003. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday thru Saturday 11-6 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm, closed Tuesday.

August 17, 2012

Lydia Johnston - Meet the Artist Reception

Please join us for a Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday August 25th from 1 - 5pm. The reception will be held at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art, 69 Church Street in Lenox, MA. Light refreshments will be served.

"Laden with Flowers", 20" x 16", oil on canvas

August 12, 2012

"Seduced by Color"

For the month of August, I have a solo exhibit hanging at the Canfield Gallery in Arlington, VT. There are thirty-one pieces hanging in the show, representing many of my recent series. Here is a link to the collection of paintings in the show, "Seduced by Color". There are sky paintings from my "Sky Sonata" series, flower paintings from my "Garden of Desire" series, meadow paintings, and a number of my newest more abstract landscapes.

"Tumbling Down", 16" x 12", oil on canvas

The Canfield Gallery is located at the lower level of the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, VT. Gallery hours are: Tues. & Thurs. 9-8, Wed. 9-5, Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-3. 802-375-6153.
The show will be on view until August 30th.

August 12, 2011

Lydia Johnston - Meet the Artist Reception

Please join us for a Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday August 20th from 1 - 5pm. The reception will be held at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art, 69 Church Street in Lenox, MA. Light refreshments will be served.


"From the Field", 20" x 16", oil on canvas

I will be showing a number of my new series of vertical flower paintings. Each has underlying vertical and horizontal panels of color over which a vase with flowers is interwoven. They are full of rich vibrant colors and lots of energy.

Come visit and see some of these vertical pieces as well as many of my meadow paintings.