My name is Matthew Johnstone and I am an author, illustrator, and public speaker.
A couple of years ago I did an exercise where I had to narrow down where my passion lies. I started with 50 words that summed up who I was, what I did and where I wanted to go. Those 50 words became 10, 10 became 5 and finally I ended up with one word. This word captures everything I aspire to be, to do and to live by. That word is ‘flow’.
Flow to me is like riding a bicycle with the wind behind your back. ‘When you do work that you love’, wrote Mark Twain, ‘your vocation becomes a vacation.’ This website is a reflection of ‘flow’ – what you see here is what I love to do.
When I speak to a board room, a shed full of farmers or a hall filled with teenagers and all I can hear and see is silence and heads nodding – I know I am in flow. When I draw, where time stands still, where the ideas bubble up effortlessly and the drawings seem to draw themselves – I know I am in flow.
So if you wish to buy a book, a print or enquire about a talk, you can be certain that what you will receive is my creative passion and flow.
Thank you for visiting.