Cheryl Johnson: Kauai and North Carolina. A contemporary and impressionist painter focusing on a unique style of Abstract Expression that is often likened to Impressionism.
Cheryl Johnson’s work is known for painting large, light-filled abstractions. She creatively uses brushes and the palette knife as her primary chosen form of expression. Applying layers and skeins of bright colors. Her work is infused with energy and paint often intertwines becoming a tangle of pale pink, scarlet, mustard, sienna, yellow ochre and black or deep hues. Lines move and suggest that this ganglion of pigments evokes the nerves or arteries of a secret forest or forgotten city. Johnson works deliberately. “I paint and then I step back and ponder,” she said. “Then I add more elements and sit and look at the painting, sometimes for hours. Eventually, the painting tells me what to do next. If I like to stop and simply rest, breathe and look it is then I know it is time to stop and I have succeeded.” When not painting or creating combines, collages or mixed media on multiple surfaces from canvas, to wood, to metal Cheryl can be found molding, cutting, scraping, and building unique forms as her sculptures take form.
“Creating art is my life’s passion and isn’t’ life simply beautiful.”