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Ronald Johnston is a plein air painter from Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and earned a Master of Arts in Painting from Kent State University. He has taught at various schools and art facilities in the Cleveland area, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, and now works exclusively as an artist.
An accomplished still-life and figure painter, Mr. Johnston has nonetheless concentrated on landscape painting for much of the past decade. His search for subject matter has led him to France, Mexico, and most recently to Maine, where he spends a portion of each year.
Though basically a realist, he also incorporates elements of impressionism in his work. Most notable among these is his insistence on working from life in the plein air manner. He believes that only by working in this manner can he achieve the true color and subtlety seen in nature.
Mr. Johnston is represented by galleries in Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston, as well as by this gallery, and maintains his own website. His work appears in many private and corporate collections, including those of Key Bank and the Cleveland Clinic
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