Johnston Burkhardt is a New Orleans based artist, using the energy and liveliness of his city as the inspiration for his dynamic paintings. His mixed media creations feature a myriad of textures, such as encaustics, pumice sand, glass beads, collage, patchwork, gold leaf, and needlepoint. His textures are typically finished with a rich layer of resin. His large abstract oysters feature many of these textures and bright colors, offering a modern perspective of a nostalgic New Orleans staple.