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Cheryl Johnson
Kauai - Hawaii, United States: Contemporary Fine Art. Abstract Expressionist.
Cheryl Johnson is an American Abstract Expressionist painter of eminent artistic talent, creating richly layered canvases filled with calligraphic marks and animated by an unequaled material quality of color. She creates r… Read More
Cheryl Johnson
Kauai - Hawaii, United States: Contemporary Fine Art. Abstract Expressionist.
Cheryl Johnson is an American Abstract Expressionist painter of eminent artistic talent, creating richly layered canvases filled with calligraphic marks and animated by an unequaled material quality of color. She creates rich and profoundly original paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures that are alluring, spontaneous, and beautiful.



"Her art projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality."



“I primarily choose to create abstract non-objective paintings because I find the creative process honest and satisfying. A single mark or line on a blank surface provides a starting point for an intuitive exploration of the visual language found in abstraction. Working in mixed media: graphite, oil, acrylic and collage, allows me to layer and rework textured surfaces - with each painting resulting in a delightful discovery of things explored in the heart, perhaps unseen, but now visited for a while.”

Cheryl Johnson describes painting as "a way of sharing my internal dialogue in an external way." Her commitment to a dynamic yet sensitive, lyrically beautiful and sometimes aggressively stormy vocabulary of form, line, and color have evolved over her career as a painter. Her work resonates with a passion for color, line and light. Her painterly space clearly evokes the space of Abstract Expressionism—often disjunctive, yet grounded in the physical nature of the canvas and the materials deployed on it. Her paintings are an expression of the magnitude of our interior emotional worlds released and at play on the surface of her canvas overlapping time, memory and reality. A painting may start out with layered cloud or sea colors in oil, pastel or mixed media which are then overlaid with white or muted grey. Colors might be left to stand on their own in a combination of soft and stronger tones. Expressive marks and lines are her personal calligraphy. Spaces are self-contained emotional vortexes. Read Less
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Cheryl Johnson is an American Abstract Expressionist painter of eminent artistic talent, creating richly layered canvases filled with calligraphic marks and animated by an unequaled material quality of color. She creates rich and profoundly original paintings, drawings, photographs and sc… Read More
http://cheryljohnson.co

Cheryl Johnson is an American Abstract Expressionist painter of eminent artistic talent, creating richly layered canvases filled with calligraphic marks and animated by an unequaled material quality of color. She creates rich and profoundly original paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures that are alluring, spontaneous, and beautiful.



"Her art projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality."



“I primarily choose to create abstract non-objective paintings because I find the creative process honest and satisfying. A single mark or line on a blank surface provides a starting point for an intuitive exploration of the visual language found in abstraction. Working in mixed media: graphite, oil, acrylic and collage, allows me to layer and rework textured surfaces - with each painting resulting in a delightful discovery of things explored in the heart, perhaps unseen, but now visited for a while.” Read Less
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