Nova Scotian Artist Lynn Johnson – artist statement
Although I work in a representational style, I never want a viewer to wonder if they’re looking at a photograph. My work is just as much about what I feel towards a subject as what I actually see. With this expression in mind, I hope the viewer will relate to the work – want to put themselves in the landscape, or feel a sense of nostalgia when viewing a still life. I think most of our fondest memories are not so much about a place or thing, but how it felt being there in the moment.
I work in acrylics, striving to achieve realistic works that capture a strong sense of light & colour. I use warm & cool contrasts and a limited palette to create vibrancy & mood. I hesitate to say I’m self-taught. I have been fortunate over a span of 20 years to study under many gifted art instructors, both local and from abroad.
I love to do commissioned paintings. It’s a thrill for me to bring to life something that is important and meaningful to someone else. From their own photos, reference materials & memories I enjoy the challenge of trying to see through someone else’s perspective, feeling what they felt & putting it all together in a painting.
Corporate commissions are welcome. I also print note cards, magnets, bookmarks and custom corporate Christmas cards.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for prices on original pieces or a free quotation on a commissioned work.
Many of the pieces seen on this website are available in prints. Archival matted prints are $18.00 Can. for 8 x 10 size, and $25.00 Can. for 11 x 14 size.
Current Gallery Representation:
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford N.S., and Hydrostone Market, Halifax, N.S.
Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro, N.S.
Drift Fine Art & Fashion, Lunenburg, N.S.
Under My Tree Studio, Shediac, N.B.
Teichert Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Seasonally at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax NS
or contact me for private viewing.