Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston. Based in Bainbridge Island, WA, US.

  • 14 awards won
  • 9 comments made
  • 6446 votes cast


  • winner 2
  • editor pick 12

About Kelly Johnston

The waters and skies surrounding my home on Bainbridge Island, Washington provide me with endless inspiration for my landscape-based paintings. My work combines bold color and loosely applied paint to emulate the poetic interaction of sunlight on the water’s surface as well as the abstract qualities of clouds and sky. Working with water soluble oils or gouache, I use fluid brushstrokes to evoke sunlit spaces and to highlight the organic patterns I find repeated in nature.

designs by Kelly Johnston

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Robert Deem on Feb 02 2017
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1135 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

"Merge" and "Warm Rain" deserve WE5 best series IMO. Your work is inspiring! Thank you very much for your like it means a lot coming from you. Best of luck! -Robert

Robert Deem on Jun 15 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1135 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

Hi Kelly, I think your paintings are awesome and look forward to seeing more of your work. Best of luck to you in your continued success with Minted!

aeryn donnelly design on Sep 07 2015
aeryn donnelly design
  • Minted Apr 4, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 56 Comments made
  • 209 Votes cast

Hi Kelly, thank you for the like on my work...I am new to Minted and very excited to meet so many inspirational artists...congrats on your wins - I love your use of color ;)

Marabou Design on Feb 04 2014
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
  • 77 Awards
  • 1755 Comments made
  • 13102 Votes cast

Welcome to Minted, Kelly! It's always great to see local designer submissions! x Brandy