Cheryl Johnson


& Abstract Expressionism 

Original fine art paintings & prints 

American, b. 1947, Kellogg, Idaho. Contemporary | Established | Mid Career female Artist | Kauai | North Carolina | USA | Abstract Expressionist.

Orange Morning 22x28 in On Paper

Happiness 1 - 36x48 in


Happiness 2 - 36x48  in SOLD 

Prints Available

Happiness 3 - 36x48 in


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Featured on Saatchi Week of 1-15-2018 Happiness 2 Purchase PRINT

Cheryl creates jewel like paintings inspired by the beauty she sees in life. Subjects range from abstract themes inspired equally by the landscapes to intimate figurative studies and poignant faces. 

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"I'd rather be lost in the finding than to be found not having anything worth losing at all." 


Light Coming - Oil on Canvas - 24 H x 30 W Purchase


Cheryl Johnson currently has her studios both in Charlotte, NC and Kauai where she works exclusively as a painter. Cheryl exhibits regularly and has works in private collections worldwide.


Fall in the Carolinas- Mixed Media Oil on Canvas 36x48x.75 - Purchase


The landscape, as a jumping off point, or place of departure

There is a unique boldness combined with softness about Cheryl’s work—a rich combination of energy and grace. Her work is a celebration, that combines emotion and meditation.  

Her paintings are  joyful, vibrant and honest. Her painting style consists of applying many layers; a long and intimate process that challenge the viewer to look deeper. 

Piano Inspiration Purple  Oil /Canvas 24x30 Purchase

Piano Inspiration Orange 24x30 Oil/Canvas Purchase

Accomplishing something that has the weight of some human experience

By presenting paintings from her disparate styles in dialogue with one another, Cheryl Johnson will offer viewers a concise and rare opportunity to examine how one artist explores media, technique and style — developmentally, artistically, and spiritually.

Look for the emotional and philosophical underpinnings of her work, its reliance on the relationship between gesture and meditation, and her use of color and form.

Cheryl  creates both a stunning range of 

to truly transform any living space.

Art Celebrates Life!

"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower

Drives my green age; that blast the roots of trees

Is my destroyer.

And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose

My youth is bent by the same wintry fever. " 

Dylan Thomas

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Every canvas is unique, 

every single one is individual - just like you are.

You have a fondness for impressionist, abstract or contemporary art?  You are on the search for an exclusive piece of art which underlines your individuality? 

Then experience through the paintings by Cheryl Johnson, how art triggers emotions. It casts a spell on the viewer, is part of your own home and thus of your entire life.

Cheryl is interested in the process of  transformation, and metamorphosis. Although her work varies with her moods, Cheryl has a distinct style that merges abstraction with representation in increasing degrees, her work brings together instinctive composition while revealing her precise powers of observation. Remarkable for their compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes, Cheryl's paintings bring alive the fundamental quest to express something personal, subjective and emotive, in a poetic, abstract way.

Life is an inspiration - live it fully:  “In my abstract oils, mixed media on canvas or on my works on paper, I’m interested in “a moments pleasure.

My goal is create a space to breath that flows as energy beyond the edges of the canvas. Layers build, adding glazes of translucent color and expressive line allude to nature and the transitory quality of changing light. "

" My desire as an artist is to create powerful images that invite the viewer to experience something new… even years after the first encounter. I’m unashamedly trying to create a moments pleasure and capture beauty that is a resting place or antidote to our frenetic times. "

Great art reminds us that there is

more than one way to tell a story

I strive to  create something that lifts the viewers spirits and provides peace and tranquility. My style is constantly changing as I keep discovering new paints and techniques and I want to explore the limitless possibilities of color on canvas. I don’t ever want to become bored and always push myself to take greater creative risks.'

Forests, sky, water and motion are recurring themes of inspiration. My practice of art making is a deeply personal game of choices and a constant renegotiation between rules of inclusion and omission, acceptance and refusal, inviting the viewer into my world and allowing them to make it their own.

Start with art. 

Art has the power to totally transform a room. Not only can art be a focal point, it can also be a design anchor if you let it. 

Choose one of Cheryl’s paintings that evokes the emotion you are trying to achieve in your space. 

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Work on paper 

Size: 28 H x 38 W x 0.1 in


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As an online marketplace, all artwork and photography is original custom made to order and delivered directly from our artist: Cheryl Johnson  to you. Each piece is created with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship to ensure the highest quality original, Giclée or Print.

If you have any questions, please contact 

 We will gladly respond to your queries within 24 hours.


Tel : +17045166277

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Address : 

1801 Thomas Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205


*Important send me a  quick text 7045166277 to see where I am presently located.

P.O. Box 254, Hanalei, HI 96714




If you're interested in exploring a custom commission or purchasing an original work, please send a quick email to me: I will be happy to arrange a scheduled conversation to discuss the wonderful process of obtaining original art.  A complete catalogue that includes specs and pricing for the latest series can also be sent via email - please note "portfolio requested" in message.

Studio visits in Charlotte, NC or Kauai can be arranged.


I work with a selection of established retailers and interior designers to provide unique custom artwork, framed illustrations and project collaboration.  To discuss potential partnerships and trade benefits please contact:

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"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have known, you must believe that one of two things will happen:  There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly."    Patrick Overton

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