"My painting draws on the imagery of the landscape in which I am living at the time and to which I am emotionally attached. Periods of plein air drawing in the particular landscape result in an understanding and an empathy with the character of place." ~ Kerry Johns.
Johns' describes her work as building upon the legacy of modernists such as Cezanne, Matisse and Bonnard, Milton Avery and Sean Scully who understood the integrity of the painting language itself while giving equal weight to the feeling or sensate nature of the subject.
2016 Eutick Still Life Award (EMSLA), Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2016 First Prize, Empire Global Art Award, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
2015 Highly Commended, M16 Drawing Prize, M126 Artspace, Griffith, ACT.
2008 Basil Sellers Art Prize, Eurobodalla,NSW
1997 Blue Mountains Art Prize, Blue Mountains , NSW.
1995 Blue Mountains Art Prize, Katoomba, NSW.
Public Collections include:
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection
Kedumba Drawing Award Collection
Basil Sellers Collection
Blue Mountains City Council Collection
Bi-Centennial Acquisition Blue Mountains City Council Collection
Australia and Internationally.