WRITTEN BY Cheryl Johnson

Why do people paint? They have a passion to create. Just look at the Impressionists. Paul Gaugin was first a father, a stockbroker, then an Impressionist and when he came into his own he was a working artist living in Tahiti, doing what he loved.

"Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them." Paul Gauguin

Often artists express with a brush what is difficult to express with words.

I paint because I love the process and the way I feel in creating. There is an energy and joy that comes over me and I get lost in the finding.

It is a must do element to my life.

Yes I love when people enjoy my work and want to purchase the work for their home or business.

I have sold both in gallery's and on online sites like Saatchi or ArtFinder and have sold several works that way. I also have had shows in galleries and have been commissioned to create many paintings.

This week I am in the process of creating a Secret Forest Golden Day. I love the way the painting builds and changes and emerges.

We shall see where it goes. Current Work of mine in Progress. Cheryl Johnson Artist

I have my works on several online art sites that will enable you to purchase directly.

See more of my work here:

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