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Artist Gary Johnson


An example of fine art by Gary Johnson

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.garyjohnson.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $18.00 - $11,000.00
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Biography



2005 Arts For The Parks Mini Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner award
being presented to Gary by Superintendent of the Grand Teton National Park, Mary Gibson-Scott.
 
"Being a painter is a way of life, you live and breathe art." This how artist Gary Johnson approaches his art. Wildlife and landscape painter, Gary Johnson takes this philosophy to heart. He has traveled to many wild areas of the world, Africa to Belize to our nation`s most beautiful wilderness areas, in his quest for a unique and inspiring image. After earning a Master of Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from California State University Los Angeles and UCLA. Gary made his living as a medical illustrator and , then in 1993, he started painting wildlife and landscapes to express his uncompromising beliefs in wildlife and habitat conservation. In 2005, Gary won the Gold Medal Grand Prize in the Arts For The Parks Mini Top 100 competition, at the time, the highest honor one can receive for representational art in this country.
 
Gary works primarily in oils and mixed media on handmade paper. He paints the mixed media on handmade paper paintings using pastel, watercolor and gouache paint on various handmade papers. He mainly uses mulberry and silk papers. "I started experimenting with this technique to come up with a unique image and presentation of my artwork. It took about a year to come up with a combination of materials that worked well. Handmade papers are very rough and bleed very easily, so I had to overcome these problems to create detailed, realistic paintings". 
 
His artwork has been juried into the prestigious  Arts For  The Parks Top 100 competition five times, winning the Grand Prize Gold Medal MiniatureTop 100 in 2005. He has also been juried as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon (2018 & [...]

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