Blaine Johnson

Painting is the very key to my soul – my own delirious rabbit hole.
From the beginning process of deciding what to paint, I let inspiration guide me and pay particular attention to the feeling I want to evoke upon completion.
I always paint from the inside out. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager.
Pushing paint around on canvas has always thrilled me to my core, and I generally paint for my own satisfaction.
Everywhere I look, I instinctively begin the composition process in my head. Not all paintings are successful, but I try to stay true to my intention and create something that transforms plain paint in to something extraordinary.
I spend a lot of time outdoors painting en plein air – incorporating sight, sound, feeling, smell and intuitive mark making to create spontaneous and intimate paintings of place and time. I invite you to join me on my journey.