Mindy Johnstone – Wellness Facilitator
About, Career, & Passions:
Mindy Johnstone is a Banff artist inspired by nature, yoga, wellness and travel. Art & Soul was created as a merging of two paths that Mindy has explored for over two decades. Yoga & mindfulness is an integral part of her approach in instructing art & wellness, she is recognized as a compassionate, patient and empowering teacher who guides her students to seek peace of mind through creativity, movement and connection. Mindy’s intention is to rekindle the love of creativity that we sometimes release as we age. Her classes welcome students of all ages and reminds you that art & yoga are good for the soul.
Mindy attended post secondary education in Winnipeg. First in graphic arts and in 2001 she entered Interior design at Mount Royal College in Calgary. During this time she learned the foundations of color, perspective and composition. With a desire to always learn, grow and refine techniques, she has taken part in workshops, studio clinics and private classes worldwide. Mindy has traveled extensively for the love of the arts and has led International retreats to places like Provence, Tuscany and Morocco.
Her medium of choice is acrylics for their bold and colorful palette and quick dry efficiency. For travelling and Plein d’Air excursions, Mindy enjoys pen & ink sketches with watercolour . As a naturalist, the Group of Seven is a constant inspiration for her landscapes and the whimsical work of artists like Rod Charlesworth & Pascale Paquette influence her youthful scenes that are found in her yearly calendars. To see some of Mindy’s most recent works of art, visit Good Earth Coffeehouse in Banff, Canada for 2021. Seasonal work will be on rotation with opportunities to purchase original paintings or colourful prints.
When she’s not painting, Mindy loves to be in nature, cook healthy meals, cozy up with a book or simply enjoy the fresh mountain air. Her most quality time is spent laughing, playing and embarking on adventures with her teenage daughter, Charly, her superhero of a husband, Dave and Happy the dog
Mindful Painting Retreat – August 13-15 & September 24-26, 2021
A unique experience of outdoor painting combined with mindful practices to renew your creative spirit. This retreat is designed to connect you with the natural landscape and immerse in its beauty through art.