Cheryl Johnson

Abstract Expressionist Artist

Charlotte, NC. - Hanalei, Kauai, HI,




PAINTINGS THAT EXPLORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN REALISM AND ABSTRACTION, BALANCING BOLD GESTURAL ART WITH SENSITIVE EXPRESSION…



"Cheryl Johnson is an award-winning American artist who has dedicated her career to art making and craft-based design and paintings.

Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary and Impressionism.

Her artwork is modern, beautiful and colorfully layered, encompassing a wide range of media revealing a rich and variant source of inspiration – nature, landscape, and narrative storytelling."

Blue Dream N°2020028Size: 24 W x 24 H x 2.7 inOil Mixed Media Acrylics, Latex, Sennelier Oil Crayons on Canvas
Night Shade N°2020026Paintings, 24 W x 24 H x 3 inOil Mixed Media Acrylics, Latex, Sennelier Oil Crayons on Canvas

EVERYWHERE

Deep StrataOil Painting, 36H x 36 W x .5 in
Layer Layer Bluebird N°2020005Paintings, 38 W x 28 H x 0.1 inMixed Media on Paper

Cheri' is also known under her nom de plume's of-

Cheryl Johnson Artist. Cherinow.

Cherah Boryl Jaurvaii

Wildfire-Climate Change00202020 30"x40"x1.5 on CanvasOil-Mixed Media Stretched.
Shades of Pink & EbonyOil Painting, 24 H x 18 W x 1.5 in
Wysteria N°20181103Cheryl JohnsonSize: 32 W x 48 H x 0.1 in
Piano Inspiration in OrangePaintings, 30 W x 24 H x 1.5 in
Piano Inspiration PurplePaintings, 30 W x 24 H x 1.5 inOil on Canvas

Cheryl's art invites viewers to a world of color. They linger, stay engaged, and want more. Her paintings uses texture, bold colors, and delicate line to push her art into the heart of the observer.


Piano Inspiration GreenPaintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1.5 inOil on Canvas
Allure In Blue_Seduction_ N°2020004Paintings, 36 W x 48 H x 1.2 inOil Mixed Media on Canvas



















Fall Colors EmergingSize: 30 W x 40 H x 1.5 in


Happiness 3Painting, 48 H x 36 W


Somewhere In Time No. 1995001Paintings, 112 W x 61 H x 0.4 inOil Enamel on Canvas

Large Scale. Investing in large-scale paintings allows you to make a statement; to exercise power, to amaze, or sometimes simply to inspire.


Enveloping and astounding the viewer and dominating interior spaces, large scale paintings create an impact. Artists and their patrons have utilized size to display power and prestige to impress their audiences.


This was a time consuming multi layer work created over time. I love painting and every day brings new energy and new ideas for paintings. I guess I am an idea maven; both ambitious and driven. What, for me, constitutes an interesting painting? I really think it is about pausing, waiting and the letting your internal energy flow. A painting should be interesting, it should have strength, but I have to find some tenderness in it too. There has to be that dynamic. I’m not really bothered with the rules of painting or the history of a painting. My approach is that everything inspires me, from other artists to my surroundings. I internalize and muse and then it is mine. I take inspiration from what I can use from wherever and then I lay out a palette of colors and begin with a simple mark. It is a “have to create” experience that has never stopped.

Thoughts are free and cannot be possessed. They are simple, sometimes intruding, fleeting and completely intimate. They are word pictures and the structures that manifest into real life with comprehendible potential. These are the qualities imbued in line, color and space are used as a metaphor in my work. Can a lifespan of a thought be caught on canvas?


Changing the world one great idea at a time!

Looking ThroughPaintings, 28 W x 38 H x 0.1 inMixed Media on Paper
Oh MyPaintings, 28 W x 38 H x 0.1 inMixed Media on Paper
Joy Blue MomentsPaintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1.5 inMixed Media on Paper

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