Studio 15 - Robin Johnstone

Category / Medium:  Paintings / Drawings - Acrylic

Favorite nearby restaurant:  Piccolino


Early in my many my careers, I was a fine art photographer.  At that time I also photographed for national magazines including Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times Magazine among others.  During this time I shot many magazine covers and won several significant awards for my work (e.g. New York Art Directors Show, Dallas Art Directors Show).  

Although I enjoyed the pace and excitement of magazine photography, fine art photography finally won out.  After I got my MFA in photography and printmaking, I was recruited by the Atlanta College of Art to be Chairman of their department of photography, where I taught for six years.   
After stepping away from the art world to pursue business interests, I’ve now returned to making art as a full-time painter.  My paintings are inspired by a combination of curiosity and play; my role models are the Abstract Expressionists of the 50’s and 60’s.