Abstract Expressionist Artist - Charlotte, NC & Hanalei, Kauai
MODERN CONTEMPORARY ART
& Abstract Expressionism
BY American Artist Cheryl Johnson
Original fine art paintings & prints by Cheryl Johnson. Cheryl creates jewel like paintings inspired by the beauty she sees in life.
Give yourself permission to live a grand life. Step into who you are meant to be. You’re meant for greater things...
I found myself dreaming!
"I'd rather be lost in the finding than to be found not having anything worth losing at all."
There is a unique boldness combined with softness about Cheryl’s work—a rich combination of energy and grace. Her work is a celebration, that combines emotion and meditation. Her paintings are joyful, vibrant and honest. Her painting style consists of applying many layers, scraping, scratching, adding, removing. It is a long and intimate process. Her canvases hide and reveal hints in their layers—glimpses that challenge the viewer to look deeper. Imperfections and off-kilter elements lend to the genuine feeling of the work.
By presenting paintings from her disparate styles in dialogue with one another, Cheryl Johnson will offer viewers a concise and rare opportunity to examine how one artist explores media, technique and style — developmentally, artistically, and spiritually — through two seemingly oppositional, but nonetheless complementary, bodies of work.
"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blast the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever. "
Cheryl is interested in the process of transformation, and metamorphosis. Although her work varies with her moods, Cheryl has a distinct style that merges abstraction with representation in increasing degrees, her work brings together instinctive composition while revealing her precise powers of observation. Remarkable for their compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes, Cheryl's paintings bring alive the fundamental quest to express something personal, subjective and emotive, in a poetic, abstract way.
Life is an inspiration - live it fully: “In my abstract oils, mixed media on canvas or on my works on paper, I’m interested in “a moments pleasure.
My goal is create a space to breath that flows as energy beyond the edges of the canvas. Layers build, adding glazes of translucent color and expressive line allude to nature and the transitory quality of changing light. "
My desire as an artist is to create powerful images that invite the viewer to experience something new… even years after the first encounter. I’m unashamedly trying to create a moments pleasure and capture beauty that is a resting place or antidote to our frenetic times.
Great art reminds us that there is
more than one way to tell a story
I strive to create something that lifts the viewers spirits and provides peace and tranquility. My style is constantly changing as I keep discovering new paints and techniques and I want to explore the limitless possibilities of color on canvas. I don’t ever want to become bored and always push myself to take greater creative risks.'
Forests, sky, water and motion are recurring themes of inspiration. My practice of art making is a deeply personal game of choices and a constant renegotiation between rules of inclusion and omission, acceptance and refusal, inviting the viewer into my world and allowing them to make it their own.
The magical light and beauty of both my home in Kauai and the North Carolina countryside where I create my work are the inspiration for my creations.
Start with art.
Art has the power to totally transform a room. Not only can art be a focal point, it can also be a design anchor if you let it. Choose one of Cheryl’s paintings that evokes the emotion you are trying to achieve in your space.
As an online marketplace, all artwork and photography is original custom made to order and delivered directly from our artist: Cheryl Johnson to you. Each piece is created with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship to ensure the highest quality original, Giclée or Print.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
We will gladly respond to your queries within 24 hours.
Tel : +17045166277
1801 Thomas Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
*Important send me a quick text 7045166277 to see where I am presently located.
P.O. Box 254, Hanalei, HI 96714
ORIGINAL ART & PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
If you're interested in exploring a custom commission or purchasing an original work, please send a quick email to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to arrange a scheduled conversation to discuss the wonderful process of obtaining original art. A complete catalogue that includes specs and pricing for the latest series can also be sent via email - please note "portfolio requested" in message.
Studio visits in Charlotte, NC or Kauai can be arranged.
I work with a selection of established retailers and interior designers to provide unique custom artwork, framed illustrations and project collaboration. To discuss potential partnerships and trade benefits please contact: email@example.com
"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have known, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly." Patrick Overton