Dear friends and followers of the Nerys Johnson website,
This is to let you know that the Nerys Johnson archive and collection have been donated to the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and were transferred to the Gallery in mid-November (2022). There will therefore be no further sales of Nerys's work. It will take some time for the Gallery to organise this material, so it will not be available for viewing for sometime.
The website will remain active for another few months and notice of closure will be provided in advance. In the meantime, queries could be addressed to Shlomit Teff, email@example.com. If the discontinued website could be viewed on an archive site, a link will attached to the notice of closure.
Many thanks to those who followed our efforts to promote Nerys's artwork, whether they acquired any or not. We hope that the transfer to the Laing Art Gallery will lead, in due course, to renewed appreciation of Nerys's art.
Richard Kilburn and Shlomit Teff
Trustees, Nerys Johnson Estate
Welcome to the official website for the artist and curator Nerys Johnson (1942-2001).
Nerys is now best known for the small, intensely-coloured paintings in gouache of individual flowers on dark backgrounds of her last few years. This achievement had been preceded by life-long experimentation with line, form, colour and composition, over a wide range of subjects, especially in her last twelve years when she was able to devote herself full-time to painting.
The website includes information about Nerys Johnson, her work, and the Fund established in her name.
Cards & Prints For Sale
The greetings cards and prints are excellent examples of Nerys’s late work, notable for its simplicity, bold approach to design and imaginative and intense use of colour.