Myles Johnston

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Myles Johnston


Myles Johnston was born in Sydney Australia, grew up in Canada, and is now living in Montreal, Quebec. He is currently president of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, aka PSEC.

Primarily self taught, he has studied under several living masters and taken extensive workshops and ateliers in Canada and the US. Myles's work can be described as contemporary realism that often contains a narrative seeking to evoke his artistic vision and emotion to the viewer. Myles has won numerous awards for his pastels and has been featured in select exhibitions nationally and abroad.

Artist statement :  
In a chaotic time when the world is filled with anxiety, suffering, and violence, meaningful art and expressive intention can help relieve tension, provide an escape, communicate and connect, support and relate, breed open mindedness and tolerance, interpret solutions, provide hope and generate love. Through an artistic mindful vision we can evoke beauty to a world that desperately needs more light. 

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