Duncan Macdonald Johnson

Painting
Duncan Macdonald Johnson has been living in the Tywi Valley since 1992 when he came here to study at Carmarthenshire College of Art, then based at Gelli Aur.  Duncan paints landscapes in a variety of mediums purely en plain air' and welcomes you to his home and studio at Great House.

My art represents an attempt to capture an experience of the landscape of West Wales.  Rather than trying to create a photographic sense of realism, I hope to communicate something about the spirit of a place, drawing inspiration from its sounds and smells, its atmosphere and the feelings it provokes.

My painting seems to me inseparable from my sense of belonging in the landscape.  I will often return many times to a location to paint it, getting to know it more deeply as i do so.  I feel that this way of working helps to infuse the paintings with a consciousness of the passing of time and season.  Having said that, I do not wish to reflect an idealised view of the landscape, rather, I aim for a truthful balance between 'wild' nature and the immense and ever changing impact of human activity on the land.

Studio address -

Great House

Church Street

Llangadog

Carmarthenshire

SA19 9AA

Tel: 07708 790066

email: duncanjohnson@gmail.com

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