I am a painter working in acrylics. Although I work in a representational style my paintings won't be mistaken for photographs! Using glazing techniques I achieve a wonderful luminosity and depth of color that give warmth and life to my subjects.
I am currently represented by several privately owned galleries throughout Nova Scotia and I've enjoyed success in a variety of juried shows & venues. My inspiration often comes from the simplest things around me. The way the light hits an object, even for a fleeting moment, that creates something extraordinary in an everyday setting. I also enjoy doing commissioned works, including pet portraits.
Nova Scotian Artist Lynn Johnson
You can find my work at;
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford N.S., and Hydrostone Market, Halifax, N.S.
Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro, N.S.
Seasonally at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax NS
Going Coastal, Chester N.S.
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. Although I don’t hold a fine art’s degree – 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, and I print note cards, magnets, bookmarks and custom corporate Christmas cards.