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    Nerys A Johnson Works for Sale Early work Buildings and Landscapes Flowers b w Flowers colour Exhibitions Recent NJCA Fund Cards for Sale Public collections About Nerys Johnson Contact details

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  • Nerys Johnson website
    range of subjects especially in her last twelve years when she was able to devote herself full time to painting One purpose of this website is to help anyone who is thinking of buying one of Nerys s works To see examples of a particular subject and images and to access further details please click on one of the thumbnails below or on the subject listed in the left margin

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  • Early works by Nerys Johnson
    details Nerys s paintings of the 1960s and 1970s were vigorous mostly large scale abstracts which showed the influence of her study of abstract art at university and were the starting point of her life long experimentation with the qualities

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  • Buildings, works by Nerys Johnson
    all around her in strange angles and peeling plaster Her desire to paint within Durham cathedral in the winter of 1994 95 was stimulated in part by her friend Birtley Aris whose painting from 1987 Durham Cathedral looking east along the north aisle had long hung in her flat The paintings of the riverside at Newcastle only a dozen works and immediately snapped up by eager buyers so not represented

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  • Flowers black & white, works by Nerys Johnson
    early 1990s in particular she applied herself to drawing and for a time exhibited mainly large energetic charcoal drawings of tangled vegetation and flowers Whether using charcoal burin on an etching plate ink and brush or quill pen drawing was always an intensely expressive activity as well as an important discipline Bold black lines were sometimes applied to colour paintings seemingly to enhance a composition which had veered too close

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  • Flowers in colour, works by Nerys Johnson
    and depicted singly or in simple combinations often against dark backgrounds These works were preceded by a decade or more of stylistic experimentation when colour and shape were pitched against each other in a variety of compositions and structures Colour juxtapositions veered from the delicate to the bold In all cases the background whether pale dark or wallpaper like stripes served to define and emphasize the form in front of

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  • Recent Exhibitions of work by Nerys Johnson
    first time A few were on loan from public collections and private collectors but most were for sale the proceeds going as always to the Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund The exhibition was well attended with visitors coming from all over the country Works sold at the exhibition included those depicted below January April 2011 an exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery John McCracken His Work and Influence included two of Nerys s paintings Royalist under Wraps 1994 right bought by the Gallery in 2001 and Mother and Daughter 1992 left loaned by the Estate These works were shown alongside works by Frank Auerbach Francis Bacon Lucian Freud and others John McCracken 1936 82 was a friend and colleague of Nerys s He was an artist a gifted poet jazz musician and an Art lecturer September 2009 September 2010 an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery Newcastle Reinvented Views Over the Ages included Tyne Bridges at Night illustrated right a work donated by the Estate to the Tyne Wear Museums collection It is one of a dozen paintings by Nerys of the riverside at Newcastle commissioned in 1996 as part of Visual Arts UK a year long celebration of art and artists from the North of England Visual Arts UK was partly sponsored by Air UK which chose one of Nerys s paintings for its 1997 calendar April June 2010 an exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery Mixed Bunch included the picture Maroon tulip with apricot hyacinth and blue clematis illustrated left which the Gallery had acquired It was Nerys s last work painted on 28 May 2001 two weeks before she died Falmouth Art Gallery was the first to receive a grant from the Fund April June 2010 The Secret Garden an exhibition inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett s 1910 classic

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