Aileen Johnston graduated from NCAD where she specialised in embroidery.Since then she has worked as a textile artist, illustrating children’s books and exhibiting regularly. Her work is held in private collections in Europe and America. In 2007 she won the overall RDS Award of Excellence and California Gold Medal for her embroidered Book of Hours. Aileen lives and works in County Wicklow.
“Aileen Johnston’s embroidered images are remarkable .Technically brilliant,she has her own distinctive offbeat visual style,and her work is singular and engaging.”
Aidan Dunne,The Irish Times.
“Aileen’s work captures people,places and creatures in vibrant and shimmering thread.Johnston achieves a magical quality in each intricate and unique piece,exploiting the natural undulations of cloth and the luminescence of the fibres to gain depth and light.”