Artist: Jana Johnson
Medium: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, printmaking & mixed media
A purveyor of exuberance, Jana Johnson throws vibrant color into all her varied artistic productions. She has been a self-employed professional artist for over 35 years and her work is held in many private collections. She’s participated in numerous group and juried shows in galleries throughout Oregon. Her artwork is represented at Art In The Valley Gallery in Corvallis, Oregon. She is involved with the Vistas and Vineyards plein air group that meets at various locations in the Willamette Valley.
All original artwork is painted on archival paper or on canvas surfaces she has prepared with a water-basedprimer. She uses a variety of materials ranging from Daniel Smith and Windsor Newton watercolors to Schminke, Unison, Rembrandt or Terry Ludwig pastels.
Lately, Jana has chosen to focus on acrylic painting, is dabbling in relief printmaking, while she continuesto paint in pastel and watercolors. This past year, she pulled out some oil paints and is learning how to be patient, while she waits for the oil paint to dry — seeking to further enhance the strength and spirit already so warmly expressed in her work.
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