So says Skip Johnston aka Wray Johnston, whom you may remember, was often confused with Johnston Wray in our class. Check out the post I wrote called “Wrong Wray!”.
Skip answered our call to update information and says that for the past seven years, he and his wife raised horses on a small hilltop farm overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. But “fun as that was, we’ve recently ‘downsized’ to a semi-suburban lifestyle to allow for more travel and time with family.”
He says that they have had some great vacations, mostly around the U. S. But a couple of years ago, one of his paintings won them a week in a Tuscan villa! As Skip commented, “Pretty cool!” That’s a far cry from where they live now, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Skip, an artist and creative director, says he has four children from a previous marriage, and has two step-kids. Between the two of them, they also have eleven grandchildren.
This is the part of Skip’s form that I am coming to see more and more. When asked if he would retire, he said: “no. Probably never.”
He probably is continuing to add to his portfolio, which you can see on his website: http://theviewfromgidmoonhill.wordpress.com. If you look through our 1968 Ceralbus, you’ll find it is filled with Skip’s work!