Magdalena Johnson


Magda is an emerging self-taught Polish-Canadian acrylic and mixed media artist who draws her creative inspiration from the peaks and valleys of the North Shore mountains, the tides of the Salish Sea, and the windswept beaches on Vancouver Island.

Growing up in Vancouver B.C., Magda watched her mother play with acrylics and paint local landscapes, all the while influencing her knowledge, skill, and love of art. Her exposure to her mother`s creative process created an unconscious assimilation of ideas, knowledge and technical skills which she applies to this very day.

Her most recent works feature notable landscape silhouettes which follow the coastline of the Sunshine Coast, Tofino and the Eastern beaches of Vancouver Island. The light and earthy hues alongside a singular feature colour are often juxtaposed against a darkened landscape, allowing the observer to take in the unique form of each location. Her use of the palette knife is consistently applied in each painting, where she carves out the tops of tree lines and reflections and ripples in the water.

Magda currently lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia with her two sons, husband and dog. When she`s not painting, you can find her combing the island beaches and paddle boarding along the shores.

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