Richard Johnson

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The luminescent beauty and lyrical quality of Richard S. Johnson's work is what captivates collectors today. "Old Masters" technical skill, pre-Raphael romanticism, and contemporary expressionism and abstraction all combine to create his unique works of touching depth and artistry.

Rick's expressive skill for capturing the human form has brought him numerous commissions including a painting of John F. Kennedy at the JFK Memorial Library in Boston.

Turning his attentions to fine art after winning a competition in International Artists Magazine, Rick was invited to Japan where his one man show was so successful that he has been invited back numerous times and has developed an international base of collectors. He has also won many awards in the United States including the Award of Excellence, in the Oil Painters of America 2003 Midwest regional Juried Competition.

Perhaps the term that best describes Rick's work is "Poetic Intimacy". His sure brush strokes, bold use of color and impasto, and delicate interpretation of the human face and form, all work together in a harmony that refuses to draw attention to themselves for their technical skill, but rather to draw their viewer into the awareness that they are sharing one, serene, contemplative moment; that the light that pours over the subject's skin also caresses theirs.

Paintings for Sale By Richard Johnson