Mitchell Johnson. A very well known artist whose work you may have seen in the New York Times or Wall Street Journal magazines… His paintings are a breath of fresh air. They’re vibrant, not too busy and filled with a sense of joy and calm. In one word… DYNAMITE (meant in a very good way!) his paintings pack a punch of creativity that is divine.
North Truro Porch (Orange) is pretty fabulous isn’t it? The color of the water is perfection, the vibrant orange blows me away – the calm colors of the sky and water and the sunlight against the painted wood structure. I absolutely LOVE this painting. There are so many that are just as fabulous.
Most or all of the work on his website is sold, HOWEVER there is an exhibit, where you may have a chance at purchasing a painting, also, be sure to check out his Instagram!
MENLO PARK EXHIBIT, a pop up show that runs thru Saturday, February 24, 2020!
Location: 883-1 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park, CA. Hours are
When: February 14 – 24, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
Oh, how I wish I could go! Don’t miss the link to Mitchell’s Wikipedia Bio!
See more of Mitchell’s work via these links:
Mitchell Johnson’s paintings are in the permanent collections of 25 museums and over 700 private collections. Johnson’s color and shape driven paintings appear regularly in the New York Times Magazine. Throughout the 1990’s Johnson exhibited brushy, expressionistic landscapes of France, Italy and California at major galleries in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. In the 2000’s his work began to change; the shapes in his paintings became larger and the color interest was more pronounced. Shortly after a 2005 viewing of a Josef Albers/Giorgio Morandi exhibit at the Museo Morandi in Bologna, Johnson made his first painting trip to Cape Cod, and the impact of the Bologna exhibit was immediately clear in the on-going series of North Truro paintings that have made Johnson famous throughout the US. Johnson divides his time between his California studio and painting trips to Cape Cod, Asia and Europe. His work has appeared in ArtForum, the Wall Street Journal Magazine and Art in America. Johnson has been a visiting artist at both The American Academy in Rome and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Click to view the Wikipedia bio.
Until next time… ✌️