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, Bayers Lake, Halifax N.S., and Hydrostone Market, Halifax, N.S.
Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro, N.S.
Teichert Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Seasonally juried shows at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax NS
or contact me for private viewing.