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Barbara Johnson


representational painter/still life/landscape/portrait

There are moments in life that say "Look at this! Celebrate this"! I am engaged in the art of describing, in paint, the irresistible joy of looking and moving through forms in light and space. I use classical painting methods similar to those of the Renaissance and the 17th Century Dutch painters. I believe these basic techniques continue to provide exciting possibilities for expression.

I hold a BFA in Painting from Indiana University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts. I exhibit locally,and in Boston and have exhibited internationally. I teach painting and drawing out of my Easthampton studio.

Springfield Art Museum Exhibition "Poetics of Place" 2003; Curator of "The Mystery of Renewal" at Northampton Center for the Arts 2005; Article in Watercolor Highlights 2004; Art for Public Places Grant, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission; Artist in Residence, Bowie State College, Md; Commissions for Marine World Africa in Vallejo, California