Christopher Johnson is an international artist of great distinction. Born in Zimbabwe, Johnson divides his time between Britain, Europe and South Africa but regards the UK as his home.
‘While Christopher Johnson seeks his subject matter in landscape, he handles his paint with verve and vigour, squaring the circle that makes form and content of equal importance and forging that creative tension that is essential in any work of art. In a series of paintings of scenes from home and abroad and favouring a long format, whether horizontal or vertical, he shows himself adept both in his use of colour and in his whiplash calligraphic line… Johnson is a sensitive and perceptive artist whose future is well worth watching.’
Richard Jaques in ‘The Scotsman’
Christopher Johnson has exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad, including: The Aldeburgh Gallery, Pierrepont Fine Art (Oxford), The Scottish Gallery, Rhodean College (Johannesburg), St John’s College (Johannesburg) and at the Fosse Gallery. His solo exhibitions include galleries in London, Oxford, Stockbridge, Edinburgh and Gloucestershire.
Christopher Johnson’s work is widely represented in private and public collections including: Anglo-American Corporation (SA), Bank of England, Bank of Scotland, Baring Asset Management, Central Holdings (Luxembourg), Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Building Society plc, Cullinan Holdings, Cultura Venezia, De Beers (SA), Eagle Star, First National Bank (SA), Hiscox Holdings Ltd, IBM, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Maitland Consultancy, Martin Currie Investments Ltd, Rhodes University, Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd, The Rand Club, University of Oxford / Wolfson College, Task (UK) and Thames River Capital.