Artist’s Statement

Libby Johnson

The online showing of Libby Johnson original artwork.

I am a painter who uses realistic depictions of nature as a foundation for expressing thoughts, mysteries and feelings that are intertwined with those images. It has always been my thought that I can more intensely relay something mystical and perhaps unspoken through a believable depiction of which someone already has experience. I use oil paint because of its organic quality and intense but natural colors. My paintings begin with a quick lay-in to establish and work with the composition followed by a slow process of putting down many layers until I find that the paint surface is pleasing and the colors are at their best.