Johnston, Ella


“There is hope in my heart” Eucalyptus Sprig

Blue drawing ink on sumi bamboo paper. 24cm x 27cm

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About Ella Johnston

Ella is an artist based in Wivenhoe is at her happiest gazing at the sky and looking at wading birds in muddy estuaries around Suffolk and Essex. Her artistic practice reflects a long-standing interest in nature and the visceral relationship humans have with plants and animals.

Ella’s drawings examine birds that appear throughout the UK, wild flora and fauna, plus tropical plants that humans like to nurture and cultivate. Her work explores the personal bonds and life stories that we build through our encounters with the natural world.

Ella trained in art and the history of art at Chelsea College of Art and the University of Essex. She is a co-founder of independent publisher Dunlin Press.

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