Brendan Johnston graduated from McGill University in Montreal before pursuing a career as an artist. He studied academic drawing, painting, and sculpture at the Harlem Studio of Art and The Grand Central Atelier in New York, from which he graduated in 2012, and where he continues to teach. He is devoted to representational painting, and has of late concentrated his attention on portraiture, still-life, landscapes and florals. He has also achieved acclaim for his portrait sculpture in both terra cotta and stone
In 2019, he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and his submission, Arcus, a portrait of fellow artist Jamaal Clarke, was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.
Collectors are welcome to email him with any questions at [email protected]