Paintings by James Johnson
"After years of poking fun at the darker side of life, I decided it was too easy to shock people. So I wanted to try something different more beautiful, funnier. But something that still talks about the nature of humanity."
Making art is a way of life for James Johnson. He finds insatiable inspiration in the challenge of taking paint to canvas with a feeling of what it means to be alive.
Johnson has most recently turned his attention to large-scale oil paintings that explore the power of facial expression in young children and dogs. Working from photographs and using both brush and airbrush, Johnson portrays in his paintings the complexity of humanity using faces of youth and innocence.
There is more information about James at jameswjohnson.com.