LYDIA JOHNSTON FINE ART

"Immerse yourself and be transported"

Awarded People's Choice First Place

Rising Up, Mixed media on paper, abstract landscape, big sky with bird, yellows and orange

"Rising UP", 9"w x 11"h, Mixed Media on Paper, Sold


I submitted this painting for the Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature Show in January 2021. I'm thrilled that not only did it sell, but it won the People's Choice Best of Show for 2-D works!

The way this pandemic year has gone, we weren't even sure the museum would be able to open up for the show. The opening reception was a virtual event, in the past the receptions have always been packed with people, not a good idea right now. Luckily the museum was able to open just in time for the show so that people could come visit and see the artworks in person. I'm so glad to know that so many connected to my painting "Rising Up".



"Out Of The Blue" Award

OUT OF THE BLUE, abstract, colorful oil painting, blue, teal, yellow

"Out Of The Blue", 30" x 30", Oil on Canvas, Sold


"Out of The Blue" received a second place award at the 2019 Taos Fall Arts Festival. I was honored and thrilled to get this award, and was so glad to have a chance to speak with the juror at the opening reception.

Here's what the juror, Andrea Pichaida had to say: "'Out of The Blue'. What a beautiful composition where light, shadows, shapes and color play together to transport the viewer into a world of dance, happiness with music, warmth and togetherness. Well done!"



"Three Visions" Invitational Exhibition

June 22 - July 26, 2019

Three Visions, Invitational Exhibition, Blumenschein Museum, Taos NM, abstract, colorful oil paintings

Three Visions, Invitational Exhibition, abstract, colorful oil paintings

I was excited to be invited by Rob Nightingale, of Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, to be one of three artists in a exhibit at the Blumenschien Museum in Taos.

I had nine paintings hanging in the show, some of my abstract pieces and some sky paintings. I was showing with Frederick Aragon and George Schaub. It's fascinating to see the different vision each artist presents. Each and every artist has their own voice which shines through their paintings.

The Ernest L. Blumenschein House is a historic house museum and art gallery at 222 Ledoux Street in Taos, New Mexico. It was a home of painter Ernest L. Blumenschein, a co-founder of the Taos Society of Artists and one of the "Taos Six".



"Immerse yourself and be transported"