Elaine Johnston was born in Glasgow and graduated with honours from Glasgow School of Art in 1997, with a further BA degree from the Royal Academy of Art and Drama in 2004.
During her ongoing career, she has specialised in both design and fine art.
Amongst the various awards she has obtained are The Young Achiever's Award for Scotland and the Design for Diplomat's..
In 2005, she relocated to the village of Sorn, Ayrshire, in order to combine both family and work commitments in a rural environment. Her latest body of work embraces the strong rural animal paintings for which she has become renowned.