James is a landscape and figurative painter working in traditional oils. He paints Southwestern landscapes, home/family scenes, as well as religious works.
About the Artist
"Sharing my awe and reverence for the natural beauty of this planet is my passion and purpose. Through observation and creation, I have found pondering the rich visual world in which we live to be a powerful antidote to the anxiety, stress, and complexity of life."
James L Johnson earned a BFA from BYU-Idaho in 2008, and and an MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2012. He has won numerous awards for his work, including a recent honorable mention and full-page feature in Southwest Art magazine. His influences include Edgar Payne, Vincent Van Gogh, Walter Rane, Albin Veselka, Josh Clare, Leon Parson, Morgan Weistling, and Mian Situ. He lives, paints and teaches in Monument Valley, Utah amid the delicious scenery of that Southwestern region. His greatest ally, most outspoken critic, and truest friend is his wife, Crystal Johnson (also an artist). You can follow her work at crystalj.net.
Note: Southwestern/Monument Valley works are emphasized on this page. For a wider range of subject matter, including figurative, experimental, and religious works, click on the "website" link above to visit James' blog (jamesjohnsonart.blogspot.com).
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