Current Show: Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
"TERROIR" Lisa Johnson and Jim Reid November 5, 2021 - January 12th, 2022. Two-floor exhibition.
Recent Show: Playscapes, Westland Gallery, London, ON with Brooke Johnson
November 6 to 20th, 2021
Lisa Johnson, AOCA is a Canadian painter living north of Toronto. Johnson graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art, where she also won the prestigious Mrs. W.O. Forsythe Award for 4th year women painters in 1996. Her work is shown by galleries across Canada, including Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto; Westland Gallery in London, James Baird Gallery in Newfoundland and Soul Gallery in Winnipeg, among others. 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.