Contemporary Abstract Expressionist
PAINTINGS THAT EXPLORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN REALISM AND ABSTRACTION, BALANCING BOLD GESTURAL ART WITH SENSITIVE EXPRESSION…
“Kauai and Charlotte, NC based artist Cheryl Johnson, folds energetic layers of color and texture with bold and singular dynamic marks that speak to us all. Adventurous taste and unquenchable curiosity. Interested in everything beautiful. Unquenchable curiosity, and bracing confidence in her skill set.
Channeling Joan Mitchell
"I am very much influenced by nature as you define it.… I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me—and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would like more to paint what it leaves me with. All art is subjective, is it not?"
—Excerpt from a letter written by Joan Mitchell in 1958, in John I.H. Baur, Nature in Abstraction: The Relation of Abstract Painting and Sculpture to Nature in Twentieth-Century American Art
I NEED A LOT OF VARIED PROJECTS TO EMPTY MYSELF OUT CREATIVELY!
Cheryl Johnson is an abstract expressionist contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.
"To dive deep and chase the sublime; that brave yet humble moment when we embark on a career of being an artist. We risk being seen as we strive to see ourselves.
Chasing the Sublime is why I paint. That plunge into the sheer beauty of nature for me instills a continual feeling of coming home. When I paint everything slips away and it is like diving into the river. That place on the shoreline of beginning that marks the first steps when you are dreaming of what might have been and is influenced by the memory of what was...where you are looking out into your hearts eye for inspiration and departure. It is the getting in we find hard..not being in. The water’s unique, sometimes erratic character is what keeps us coming back. You will never have the same swim twice. You might as well enjoy everyone. I am an artist. I am a painter"
- Cheryl Johnson.
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