Gwyneth Johnstone, who died at the age of 95 recently, was a dedicated artist, famous for her hallucinogenic pastorals. She admired great artists like Matisse, Antonio Tàpies, Paul Klee and Picasso.
Her works were influenced by Blake and more naive forms of art. Among her paintings are mainly ink drawings of fishermen, shepherds, lovers and many motives from nature.
She was the daughter of painter Augustus John and pianist Norah Brownsword.