Laurie Johnstone is a Stonington, CT Native who spent several years managing a Newport Gallery. Through this experience she gained a sincere appreciation for art and has since begun to experiment with oil & acrylic painting. During the past year Laurie has been painting constantly and has enjoyed much success in her new endeavor. Laurie comes from a sailing family and has spent years enjoying the ocean waters of Stonington, Mystic and Newport. Her inspiration comes from nature and our beautiful coastline. Laurie finds peace and solitude in the process of painting and this is reflected in her work.