The RJ Art Gallery
When Kathy Johnson was a child, Mother Nature provided a magic show every summer evening. She would sit on the back porch with her mother and watch the sun go down behind the hills. The light and colors would change from bright and colorful to dim and subdued in just a few minutes. It was magic — right on cue, every day; same time, same station. Sunlight and color has been her life-long fascination. Johnson’s goal is to paint the world of light and color for others to see as she does: the way a tree glows when the sun is behind it, or shadows dancing with purple and blue, or how bright a yellow flower appears on a gray overcast day. She might choose to do a painting in oil paint or pastels, whichever medium interprets a scene best. Johnson continues to probe the mysteries of oil painting and has begun exploring pastels. Each meduim has challenges and special glories. It is an ongoing search that reveals yet more to learn. Life is never boring for an artist. There is always more to learn.
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