Kit Johns is a 25 year old Cornish artist bringing a fresh, contemporary twist to Cornish landscape art.
Authentic vintage maps are often used as the base for Kit Johns ‘s art,
creating a rare unique canvas for each painting and adding further to a sense of place within the work. These mixed media paintings on the maps, add an extra dimension to seascapes, capturing the familiar timelessness that many have attributed to the Cornish landscape.
The contours and place-names on the map beneath directly correlate with the locations of the paintings themselves encouraging the viewer to engage with the work. With his skilful use of light and an approach to painting that is always looking for opportunities to be creative, it is perhaps no surprise that Kit’s work is receiving such strong admiration from the public and critics alike.
Acrylic, Spray Paint & Mixed Media on Authentic Vintage Map of Detroit, United States.
Via Artist submission to artpeople FB page.