Lisa Johnson, AOCA
Westland Gallery, London, ON - 2017
Lisa Johnson is a Canadian painter living north of Toronto. Johnson graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she also won the prestigious Mrs. W.O. Forsythe Award for 4th year women painters in 1996. Lisa Johnson’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows -- most recently at Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair) -- and over 300 of her works can be found in private and corporate collections in U.S.A., Europe and Canada
"She is a modern romantic poised halfway between the world of purely painterly dreams and visions of grand mysterious Canadian places." --Robert Kameczura, Chicago Big Shoulder's Magazine
Lisa Johnson's paintings inquire into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Through her ethereal and sculpted pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where figures seem to poetically emerge. Drawing inspiration from on-location studies to develop large studio works, her paintings weave geographic, corporeal, and abstract sensibilities through layers of atmospheric grounds and gestural mark-making. Her work speaks to the passage of time over an evolving landscape painted with spirit and musicality.