Laurence Johnston


Larry studied at SUNY Farmingdale and Southampton College, graduating with a BFA.  His art education continued after college, attending workshops with both locally and nationally recognized artists including Charles Sovek, David Curtis and Don Demers.

In 1994 Larry and a group of friends opened a gallery in Bellport, New York.  Living on Long Island, the coastal landscape was a natural choice of subject matter and his work immediately began to attract a following.  A review in the New York Times caught the attention of the owner of Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton, New York, where he has been represented since 1995 has been represented at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT since 2008.

Larry is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and the Salmagundi Club of New York where he recently won the Gamblin Artists Oil Award for Landscape at the 130th Annual Members’ Exhibition.