Margaret Johnston

Artist Information


Margaret Johnston is an accomplished artist based in Ayrshire. She graduated from the Glasgow College of Building & Printing with a background in Interior/Exhibition Design. She spent five years as an Exhibition Designer at Paisley Museum, where she designed the notable Paisley 500 Exhibition, inaugurated by HRH the Queen. Since 2011, Margaret has managed her own art gallery in partnership with Costley Hotels while also working as their Marketing Manager. She’s actively participated in the art scene, showcasing her work at the Glasgow Art Fair and organizing art events in Ayrshire and Glasgow. She has now shifted her focus to her own oil painting creations.


In 2023, she received the prestigious Paisley Art Institute James Curr trophy. Currently, she contributes to the exhibition committee at the Glasgow Art Club and serves as a Trustee for Whiteleys Retreat, a children’s charity offering therapeutic getaways for those with cancer and life-altering illnesses.





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