Artists' Palettes: Virginia Johnson
When I began this series on palettes, I said something about focusing on artists with a connection to my region. For today that concept is going out of the window because Toronto native Virginia Johnson is a talent I must include. Virginia studied at Parsons School of Design and has received international acclaim for her textile designs and illustrations. (You may remember her painterly illustrations from the Kate Spade books, Manners, Style and Occasions.)
Shown above are two illustrations Virginia did a while ago for a Vogue Japan story on Jacques Cartier’s trip to India. For us she has juxtaposed them with a little color play on paper. (Be sure to click the images to appreciate the details.)
Here she plays with fabric dyes on paper to work out a color story.
And above she offers a peek at the colors for her upcoming spring 2010 collection. Click here to explore Virginia's designs including pillows, shawls, scarves, and tunics.
All images are posted with permission from the artist and she holds the copyright for the art and photographs.