Contemporary Abstract Expressionist
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Cheryl Johnson Artist • Abstract Expressionist • Fine Art• Charlotte, NC • Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Cheryl Johnson is an American painter known for her gestural abstract paintings that evoke natural impressions of the landscape. Cheryl has created a personal, lyrical version of Abstract Expressionism.
My philosophy is a very simple one:
I believe in creativity, imagination, and self-expression. I am a painter. I believe art has something important to say about the human condition.
Art leads to compassion and sensitivity and the world needs both.
I want people to say my work has an air of fearlessness; hopefully profoundly original.
Above all, I desire that my paintings have a certain gravitas and authority in my arrangement of forms and colors.
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Cheryl is best known for expressive large abstract paintings composed of vivid colors. She forms compositions using vivid impasto layers and finely textured surfaces.
"As an artist, finding new ways of engaging an audience in the beauty of nature and encouraging the protection and preservation of our natural resources is very important to me.
The beauty and blending of the abstract secret forest landscapes are intended to encourage us to embrace and implement action for real change. Our planet is a gift, and we are responsible as the caretakers of it. When one is encouraged with ideas and suggestions from sources such as environmental, artistic trailblazers; we do become the change our world needs now.” — Cheryl Johnson
"I am an artist painting in the language of abstraction. I see the opportunity to make something amazing. My work continually evolves and changes as I explore emotion and the idea of place. The verdant forests of North Carolina, the translucent skies of Hawaii, the sea surrounding the island of Kauai are all subjects explored in my work.
Series continues to examine secret forests as I am inspired by the beauty of nature: landscape, changing seasons, and the passing of time.
“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.”
- Vincent Van Gogh
My paintings are built up in many layers which are enhanced or scraped off as they are being applied. Lines, shapes, colors and marks evolve as the painting develops to multiple layers. The final outcome is similar to how we experience life itself. Unfolding. Developing. Evolving.
"Even now, Cheryl, as so many dreams of yours are in the midst of coming true, know that I have dreamed even BIGGER and BETTER for you than you can now comprehend. " The Universe
Often described as ‘someone you should know,’ Cheryl Johnson’s compelling and beautiful paintings embrace you. With her own unique artistic language, her paintings are combination of scintillating and pulsating detail, pools of colour emerge as marks and line draw you in.
Arts and Science Council CSA Community Supported Art
Cheryl Johnson Selected as 1 of 9 Top Artists in Charlotte, NC for ASC-CSA Grant Award
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