Kim Johnston is a local artist who divides her time between her summer home in the Fergus area and her residence in Kitchener, Ontario. She studied fine art under Tony Urquhart at the University of Waterloo, has taken extensive instruction in oil painting from Roger Witmer of St. Jacobs and attended many watercolor workshops at Homer Watson House in Kitchener ON. She completed several photography and painting courses at Conestoga College also in Kitchener. For many years studied life drawing at the Stratford Art Gallery in Stratford ON. Kim started her artistic education under the guidance of Tom Caley and Jack Reid at the Doon School of Fine Art. She has also taken courses with numerous well-known local and Canadian artists such as Doug Purdon, Vicky Brophy, Bonnie Steinburg and Barry McCarthy.
Kim has taught painting and drawing privately for over 20 years from her private studio and has conducted workshops at public schools and other venues, including plein air painting which she loves. She has exhibited locally and has accepted numerous commissions from both international and local sources. She draws inspiration from her love of nature, gardening and gourmet cooking.
“ There is beauty and grace in the life around us and as an artist I strive to reveal this” K.J.