Local Artist Strives to Create for and Teach Community

From creating stunning art pieces for businesses and homeowners to teaching others how to create art of their own, local artist Kenzie Johnston is ready to do it all and serve our Madison community in big ways.

Johnston, a Mississippi native and recent graduate from Mississippi State University, recently moved to Madison and is eager to dive head-first into meeting the need for custom, abstract art in our area.

From creating stunning art pieces for businesses and homeowners to teaching others how to create art of their own, local artist Kenzie Johnston is ready to do it all and serve our Madison community in big ways.

Local Artist in Madison, Alabama

“I’m big on having a personal experience and getting to know my clients before I create a piece for their home or business,” says Johnston. “I like to get to know the whole vibe of a room, home, or building before I get to work.”

When asked what types of art she enjoys creating, she says that abstract sculptural resin art is her specialty.

“Creating items that are personal such as coasters, little trinkets, and bridal preservation are some of my favorites to create.”

From creating stunning art pieces for businesses and homeowners to teaching others how to create art of their own, local artist Kenzie Johnston is ready to do it all and serve our Madison community in big ways.

Johnston says that she uses a high-end epoxy and often creates many layers and dimensions to her unique pieces.

“All of my pieces are very interactive to the touch. I’ve done portraits for clients and added the resin to give it something a little extra with the overall look and feel.”

In addition to creating artwork for clients, she’s also recently tapped into a new passion, which is teaching art creation to others.

From creating stunning art pieces for businesses and homeowners to teaching others how to create art of their own, local artist Kenzie Johnston is ready to do it all and serve our Madison community in big ways.

“I’ve never thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve really loved that aspect.”

Johnston says that her primary goal right now is to get to know the needs of the community and be interactive.

“I want to show other people how to be creative, especially with the items they already have.”

Johnston says that taking items from around the home and turning them into something new is thrilling to her. When asked what project she’s currently working on, she shared that her biggest project on the docket is taking a cast iron tub and turning it into a couch.

{Author note: Umm, excuse me, what?! WOW!}

“Creating big pieces like that and displaying them publicly is thrilling for me!”

Johnston says that her passion for art can all be attributed to her mother, who had a graphic design business while Johnston was growing up.

“Every business my mom had was really cool. She would always go above and beyond to make her customers feel at home. She made everyone feel welcomed and focused on giving the people around her a great experience.”

Johnston says that she hopes those who see her art in the future will be affected by it and learn something from seeing it.

Johnston is open and excited to chat with homeowners and business owners about creating custom pieces that fit their visions. She is also eager to teach others about the art creation process and is open to discussing this as well. To learn more, view her thesis project, or shop her products, please visit her website or email her. She is also on Instagram.

PS: Were you as blown away as I was by the artwork, coasters, receipt paperweights, and more at Tom Brown’s? Kenzie created those! Awesome job!

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