Dorothy Johnston — Artist of the Fisher House Painting

The artist Dorothy Johnston and Fisher House painting

The artist Dorothy Johnston (left) at home working on the Fisher House
watercolor (right), March 2001.


Dorothy Johnston was born in St. George, Kansas, on November 4, 1923. She attended the University of Colorado and then earned a Bachelor's Degree at Texas Tech in Lubbock, with a major in graphic art.

After a career designing and preparing camera-ready art for clients in the advertising world, she was an instructor in the art department at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas. There, she taught production art, painting, creative drawing, calligraphy and others.

She is an award winner of many paint–outs and exhibits. Dorothy is a member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Waco Art Center, the Central Texas Watercolor Society, the Waco Calligraphy Guild and the Waco Advertising Guild.

Dorothy has a passion for painting on location. She enjoys finding picturesque places in Texas and elsewhere. She has brought back arms full of colorful watercolors from New Mexico, Colorado, Bermuda, St. Maarten, and the French Riviera.


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