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Shop for artwork by Cheryl Johnson Artist. Purchase original fine art on linen and canvas. Buy giclee canvas prints, framed prints. Cheryl Johnson is an American  contemporary abstract expressionist modern artist and painter working in Charlotte, NC. Her landscape paintings have been shown internationally and at solo and group exhibitions and museums worldwide.

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One of today's most sought-after contemporary abstract artists offers you choices when buying original artworks and limited-edition prints. 

A professional American abstract artist, Cheryl Johnson, creates colorful paintings. Featuring abstract landscape Secret Forest paintings from her studio in Charlotte, NC.

Oils, Acrylics, and Watercolors on Linen, Canvas, Wood Panels. 

Commission Large Murals. Paintings for every room. Interior Designers prefer Cheryl's works that complement your taste and complete your Home Wall Decor.

"The memory of a work of art that stays in your mind and lingers is what makes a painting desirable for an art collector." 


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"The Only Limit to Our Imagination is Time." 

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Johnson’s work is in constant flux moving into nature with her secret forests filled with color and emotion. Cheryl Johnson was born in Idaho in 1947 and currently resides and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Nature forms the inspiration for her elegantly sumptuous abstracts akin to an orchestration of color, line, and space. 

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Her current work has shifted away from pure abstraction, gradually adding sculptural elements such as neon combined with elegantly brushed or poured elements. Cheryl is an artist with a deep engagement with color, harmony, dimensional space, and perception; her paintings offer a new perspective on the tropes of abstract painting. 

Cheryl Johnson has spent over fifty years honing a distinctive method influenced by her travels and observations of place. She compresses the rich color and form of her native northwest with her coastal explorations of North and South Carolina into complex abstract landscape paintings that imbue material reality with a deep sense of place.

Featured Work Oil on Canvas

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.”  -
Lucian Freud

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Decorators Love Cheryl's Work

Most interior designers prefer to incorporate abstract art when creating a modern space.

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There's simply nothing like finding that perfect piece of art to liven up your walls and tell a story that will enchant visitors to your home—and yourself—for years to come.

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Cheryl Johnson stains the canvas with oil and combines dense washes and oil glazes


Size: 30" x 40" on canvas

Medium: Oil

Price: $2250.00

Cheryl Johnson found her own voice and colorful expression of life, emotions, in art through her studies of master painters, Joan Mitchell, Henri Matisse, and Gerhardt Richter. "All incredible colorists,"  exclaims Cheryl. My desire is to fill our lives with beautiful color and light. Cheryl's spontaneous and daring paintings combined with other art forms led to the creation of her vibrant artistic approach. Her work can be found in private collections throughout America, Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America

"Searching for an artist with “a compelling style who can execute your dream painting ideas visually in a captivating way?”

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Pastels Inspired by Wolf Kahn 

A second-generation New York School artist, Wolf Kahn was known for luminous, lyrical paintings of forests and farmlands that combined realism with the immediacy of Abstract Expressionism. Kahn’s signature landscapes took inspiration from the palettes of Henri Matisse and the ethos of his Vermont farm: He painted weathered barns, undulating pastures, and tree lines that embraced a spare, evocative New England aesthetic.
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"Whether your vision spans a single wall or more, I am here to create for you. I specialize in creating tailored art solutions for any space, budget, and project. I am an avid imagineer, learner, creator, and artist.

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Commission Original or All my work is available in Prints on Demand with or without Frame.


The Fine Art Giclée reproduction print only is rolled in a rigid tube for shipping.

Fine Art Giclée printing is commonly used at a professional level for the reproduction of works of art. The inkjet printing technique uses natural pigments which are highly light-resistant. We use a special 260g/m2 matte Fine Art paper for high-quality reproductions.

The work will be printed according to the measures you have requested and will include an additional white border.

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Open Edition Prints Available:

Fine Art Paper

12 x 8 in (with frame pewter frame)

Price: $408.00

To order email me directly: cheri@cheryljohnsonartist.com

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Email me directly and tell me your colors, and I will create for you a Wolf Kahn Inspired Work.

Sizes 12" x18" on Pastel Sanded Paper

Priced for this special offer
USA $575.00 Original Commission in your color choices 

I continue to expand my knowledge of the ever-evolving world of art, design, and innovation so that I can keep bringing you the latest art industry trends. 

Art for Every Style You Love

The art you chose is a meaningful reflection of your personal style. 

Express Your Style With Original Art

Discover the artworks of Cheryl Johnson that complement your home’s unique beauty and story. Whether you prefer clean lines to bold patterns or favor expressionism over minimalist decor, you will find a painting that is right for you. Embrace clean lines and organic shapes, Cheryl's iconic aesthetic is marked by a love for bold colors created with a range of materials. Add a touch of luxury to your space with artworks by Cheryl.

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There’s a distinct and powerful emotion when you pair colors – they become emotions to help you enjoy the world.’

Cheryl Johnson Artist Abstract Expressionist Artist Contemporary Painter Charlotte, NC. - Kauai, HI.  Cherinow. Cherah Boryl Jaurvaii. SEE PAINTINGS

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For Answers to your Questions or Comments or to BE BRAVE and email me directly to create a custom commission painting just for you using your color preferences, please email me.


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Cheryl Johnson A professional abstract artist, Cheryl Johnson - "Cherinow" paints abstract landscape paintings. Buy art directly from the artist at transparent prices. 


"Cheryl Johnson is an award-winning American artist who has dedicated her career to art making and craft-based design and painting.
Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary, and Impressionism.  Her artwork is modern, with beautiful color layering on surfaces of Linen, Canvas, Water Color Paper, and Wood Panels. 

Her Art reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration from nature, landscape, floral and narrative storytelling. Oil, Acrylic, and Mixed Media Paintings for Sale direct from the artist with no gallery markup. Transparent pricing.


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"Listen to your heart. Follow your inner vision and listen to your own voice, pursue your passion and make art from that place..."


Oil Painting on stone paper

Oil, mixed media

38H x 28 W x .5 in

Comes Rolled in Tube

Price: $1350.00

ABOUT Layer Layer Bluebird N°2020005

The first layer is usually a ground, applied all over the surface. Then an underdrawing in outline may follow. Then comes underpainting, overpainting, and finally semi-transparent glazes and varnish. All of these layers will affect the appearance of the final painting. I layer my emotions for you.

“She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind parts, but often brave or wild or colorful parts, cunning or powerful or even marvelous, beautiful parts, just locked up away at the bottom of their hearts. They do this because they are (perhaps) afraid of the world and of being stared at, or relied upon to do feats of bravery or boldness. And all of those brave and wild and cunning and marvelous and beautiful parts they hid away and left in the dark to grow ....”

― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Life is about a moments pleasure

Deep Strata

Oil Painting on canvas

36H x 36 W x .5 in

Not Framed 

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Wysteria N°20181103Cheryl JohnsonSize: 32 W x 48 H x 0.1 in
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