Country: United States
City: Charlotte
Industry: Fine Art
Professional Title: Cheryl Johnson
Specialties: Fine Art oil painting

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Cheryl Johnson is a well-collected Contemporary Artist. Abstract Expressionist painter known for her compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes. Her paintings photographs and limited edition prints can be seen in galleries and collections across America, Canada, and Europe. Cheryl Johnson a Charlotte, NC and Kauai, Hawaii based artist creates powerful paintings and sculptures that convey beauty, color, strength and, vulnerability. Cheryl Johnson’s oeuvre has garnered attention from gallerists, notable collectors, museums and the media alike, both on a local and international scale. American, b. 1947, Kellogg, Idaho. Contemporary | Established | Mid Career female Artist | Kauai | North Carolina | USA | Abstract Expressionist. With a distinct style that merges abstraction with representation in increasing degrees, her work brings together instinctive compositions while revealing her precise powers of observation. Remarkable for their compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes, Johnsons’ paintings bring alive the fundamental quest to express something personal, subjective and emotive, in a poetic, abstract way. American Artist, Cheryl Johnson is a painter best known for her strong use of color, and intuitive mark making. Resonating with the Abstract Expressionists, as well as the language of figurative painting; interested in creating paintings that invite viewers to spend more time with an artwork to expand their ways of seeing. She has created a body of work based on gestural energy and the intuitive expression of deep inner emotion. Cheryl considers herself more in line with Abstract Expressionism since her workflows from the deep well of her inner emotion. Johnson’s art consists of abstract paintings more often made of mixed media; oil, acrylic, latex, pastel, charcoal, oil crayon. In a career that has thrived through multiple evolutions in style, she combines brushwork with bold splashes and drips of color that encompasses mark making that is poetic and gracefully formed and at times boldly colored––that emerge in an uncanny, perfect balance. Her large-scale portrait paintings investigate the potential of big, aggressive brushstrokes and vivid color to convey emotion. Johnson’s subjects range from abstract themes inspired equally by the landscapes to intimate figurative studies and poignant faces. By presenting two suites of 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. An established artist, Cheryl Johnson is defined as an individual who has a lifetime of painting and who has more than 50 years of experience and is at a mature stage of her career, with an extensive body of work and a history of public exhibition. Large-Scale Painting, Large/Loose Brushstrokes, Women Artists, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Gestural, Splattered/Dripped, Painting, Line, Form, and Color, Mixed-Media, Oil Painting, Sculpture.