Lydia Johnston

Lydia is an artist living and working in Taos, New Mexico. Her oil paintings are full of rich, vibrant colors. Her work is moving towards abstraction. She creates a sense of place without providing all the details, drawing you back continually to find something new. Her paintings have mystery, they allude to the familiar while remaining ambiguous. By hinting at things, she hopes to trigger your imagination, allowing you to connect in a profound way.

In her studio, she applies multiple layers of oil paint, using both transparent and opaque colors, to achieve a richness and depth. She works with brushes as well as wide color shapers, tools similar to palette knives, that give her work its distinctive look.

For thirty years she worked in Vermont, before moving to Taos, where she is delighting in the big, open skies and incredible light. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and hangs in many private collections.

Sink into her art and be transported.

Winter 2020

Please email us to inquire about discounts, shipping, and purchasing a piece at:

Early This Morning - oil on canvas - 20"x20" - $800

The Journey - oil on canvas - 12"x12" - $400

Trace of the Sun - oil on canvas - 12"x12" - $400

Stillness - oil on canvas - 12"x12" - $375

Bearing Witness - oil on canvas - 20"x20" - $800

Heat Wave - oil on canvas - 12"x12" - $400

Basking in the Sun (framed) - 36"x36" - $2200


Until That Moment - oil on canvas - 24"x24" - $1200

Overlook - oil on canvas - 20"x20" - $800

Billowing Clouds - oil on canvas - 12"x12" - $400

Sanctuary - oil on canvas - 16"x16" - $500

Mother of Pearl Sky (framed) - oil on canvas - 24"x24" - $1400

Invisible Wings - oil on canvas - 24"x24" - $1200

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218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571


+1 (802) 356 2922