Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson, born in Michigan, is a Fayetteville, AR resident and artist who, while living and working in the Pacific Northwest, initiated the development of his skills in watercolor and acrylic painting, having taken numerous classes and workshops from professional artists.  He continued his development in South Carolina and now Arkansas through continued participation in workshops and self-study.

Gary was educated in engineering and business with both bachelors and masters degrees and has traveled extensively through China and other Asian countries, Europe, and Australia.  He’s worked in many parts of the US and Mexico and enjoys traveling to places unvisited to develop new ideas for his art by being a keen observer of surroundings he visits and paying particular attention to color, shape, and value.

Gary’s works hang in Washington, Washington DC, California, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, South and North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas, and Michigan.  Gary is a member of the AWS, ANA, MSW, NWS, and SCWS where he is a Signature Member in Excellence after having been juried into their annual shows in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and most recently 2017.  He received an award from the Renaissance Interior Design center during the 2011 annual juried show in Anderson, SC.

Gary has received grants from the Arkansas Arts Council to study advanced acrylic abstract with Bruce Marion in Chandler, AZ.  Gary can also be found on the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arkansas Arts Registry where he is a member.

Gary has received grants from the Arkansas Arts Council to study advanced acrylic abstract with Bruce Marion in Chandler, AZ. Gary can also be found on the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arkansas Arts Registry where he is a member.

In 2016, Gary had solo showings of his work at the Nadine Baum Studio in Fayetteville as well as the Art Emporium. Gary is currently showing his work at the NCA Gallery in Fairfield Bay through October, 2017 and Art Emporium in Fayetteville.

Gary will be hanging a show in October, 2017 at the Community Creative Center in Fayetteville.

Gary’s interests are wide ranging from still life and flowers to landscape, portraits and wildlife. His style is abstract and experimental. His work ranges from small detailed studies to broad natural themes in which he experiments with color, texture, perspective, and shape to achieve works that evoke an emotional response and to develop his ever growing love of the media.