Leslie Johnson

Born in Johannesburg. Studied Graphic Art at the Johannesburg School of Art. Worked in advertising for 14 years – specialising in illustrative work. Won the Advertising Award for the best illustration of the year in Zimbabwe in 1969, 1972 and 1975.
Exhibited regularly in group and one man exhibitions in Zimbabwe and South Africa since 1965.
Returned to live in South Africa with her husband and two children in 1982. Held Exhibitions of paintings of buildings in the Johannesburg area in 1982 and 1983, Grahamstown 1991 and Pretoria 1993. Exhibited each year in her studio from 1984 to 1994.
In 1995 returned to Zimbabwe with her husband to build a lodge in the Chimanimani Mountains. Her daughter, who is an architect, designed the lodge. Her husband built it, and all the artistic finishes, floors, wall hangings and décor were her work. She exhibited and worked from her studio at the lodge from 1997 to 2004.
Has lived in Harare since 2004 and paints and exhibits from her studio at her home in Chisipite. Organised the annual Wild Geese Festival from 2012 to 2019, where artists from all over Zimbabwe gathered to show their work. More than 150 artists participated each year.
Was part of the team who published 23 editions of the Zim Artist magazine. This magazine featured art in all its forms in Zimbabwe.
Work included in private collections in UK, USA, Australia, Germany, Sweden Canada, RSA and Zimbabwe.
‘My work is figurative. Colour, composition and movement the elements most important to me. Living in Zimbabwe provides me with endless inspiration. People, wildlife and architecture are my most important subject matter”
In 2007 held a one man show of paintings done of sailing life and buildings in the  area of the Isle of Wight. Work included in private collections in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Canada, RSA and Zimbabwe.
“My work is figurative, colour, composition and movement, the elements most important to me. Living in Zimbabwe provides me with endless inspiration. People, wild life and Architecture are my most important subject matter.”

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Leslie Johnson - Sprinting

£600.00
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Leslie Johnson - Always Alert

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