Welcome to Aaron Johnson
Paintings and Woodcuts
My lifelong love of Nature is the primary impetus for my work as an artist. My paintings and prints are a visual exploration of the world around us and of our human relationships within it.
The paintings are in two categories: Trees presents a series of tree portraits and Stories displays paintings that explore our human connections with nature. The Woodcuts page shows recent examples of my work as a printer. I use the traditional medium of oil on linen canvas for my paintings and bring over twenty years of letterpress printing experience to the production of my woodcut prints. Both techniques require patience, but encourage a slower, more contemplative way of looking than is common in our contemporary world.
Biographical information and my résumé may be found by clicking on About the Artist. Information about contacting me or purchasing work may be found on the Contact page.
ON EXHIBIT: During the month of May my paintings and woodcuts will be on exhibit at the Main Street Garden & Café, 3101 North Main Street, Soquel, California.
Here at my new home on Chanticleer Ave in Live Oak, my focus is on a building project to expand the existing garage into a studio space. During 2013 the studio will be completed and I'll be back to painting and printing. By October, I plan to participate once again in the "Open Studios Art Tour" sponsored by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County.
If you would like to view my paintings and prints and see the future studio space, please email or call to arrange a visit.
I look forward to seeing you.
PS: You may read Ezra Koch's article about my work at this link: "Unearthing Sources, Creating Borders"