These new decorative wall tiles highlight details of Terry Johnson’s
paintings and drawings of flowers and birds, of the seaside, the bush,
colourful fish and of people enjoying themselves.
As well as observations of Nature the tiles include more spiritual forays into what makes us happy – there’s even a series of paintings and drawings of angels!
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and having, as a young man,
worked with his grandfather in his landscape gardening business, Terry’s
interest in his garden of flowering plants and trees, inhabited by
chirping birds, is understandable.
To me, Terry is a romantic, whose view on life is reflected in his paintings of those aspects of it which make him happy.
Thinking about the subjects of his paintings, he says “I love to be
digging in the dirt. Subject matter often comes from my own garden or is
discovered on bush walks and botanic adventures. I feel a sense of
communication with my garden, a flow of energy that I can translate into
Using these images, the tiles (10cm or 20cm square and 21cm x 29.5 cm ), made of plaster so they have a ‘fresco’, homely look, can fit into various types of décor, from contemporary to rustic, beachside or traditional. Inexpensive to purchase, they are finished with a crackle glaze, which has been ‘antiqued’, thus adding interest.
Tiles on this page were photographed before being glazed, crackled, antiqued and varnished. An example of a finished tile may be seen at the bottom of this page, just after the gossipy chooks.
Ideal for decorating small spaces they also look spectacular hung as a group or arranged on stands on shelves or other furniture.
Because these decorative wall tiles are themed around subjects they appeal to the collector, so if that interests you, keep an eye out for new additions to each series. What fun you will have!
They also make ideal gifts – if you can bear to part with them!