Virginia Johnson finds inspiration in her travels and in the nature close to her native Toronto. Recent trips to New Zealand, India, Mexico and France have influenced her clothing and textile designs, resulting in an aesthetic that draws upon many cultures, crafts and time periods.
Forays into nature also inspire her, providing vivid imagery of rain-drops, pebbles, birds, water, trees, flowers and animals. These organic patterns and shapes are recorded in her sketchbook and emerge sometimes unexpectedly in her textile designs.
Virginia creates her textiles using watercolour paints on paper. She cherishes this simple, straight-forward process for its meditative and solitary properties, and for the satisfaction she gets from working with her hands.
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New York, NY US