Nova Scotia-based painter Johnathan Johnson’s subject matter ranges from skylines and coastlines to rural landscapes, exploring the varying natural and constructed elements that surround us. Johnson’s painting demonstrates the artist’s pursuit to capture a sense of place and utilizes a rich palette and broad, intuitive brushstrokes. Not to be categorized, he is also extremely proficient at abstraction, where the viewer is encouraged to infer meaning and content.
Johnson studied under renowned painter Gerald Ferguson at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax). His works have been widely exhibited and collected and are represented in collections such as the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Art Gallery of Calgary, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the Museum of Contemporary Art(MOCCA), Toronto.
—Courtesy of Waddington's
Signature: Signed, titled and dated 2007 on the reverse
Private Collection, Ontario