Nell Johnson

We spoke to Nell Johnson about her love of painting kids’ favourite toys. “I first painted my goddaughter’s much-loved Toy ‘Pigly’ 10 years ago. Since then I’ve painted lots more including adults’ dog-eared toys that they can’t quite deal with parting with just yet.’

Painting in oil on canvas, she mostly works from photos, as she knows it is diffcult to take the toy from the child. The best bit of the job is seeing the face of the person who commissioned the painting.

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