John’s 55 years in exhibition

'Jonny' by John Johnstone.

'Jonny' by John Johnstone.

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Kinblethmont Gallery, near Arbroath, is hosting a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Forfar artist John Johnstone.

Born in Forfar in 1941, John studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1959 to 1964, and was highly commended. He received a major travelling scholarship to visit European capitals and was a part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone for many years.

He has exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Scottish Society of Artists and is a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists and Visual Arts Scotland.

John has works in numerous public and private collections at home and abroad including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust’s Art Collection and the Angus Council Collection at the Meffan Gallery in Forfar.

He is a prolific artist and continues to exhibit his paintings and etchings throughout the UK.

The free exhibition at Kinblethmont features work from his early expressionist phase in the 1960s to the present day. It runs until April 5 and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.