I am primarily an abstract artist. I believe that art should engage the viewer on an emotional, almost visceral, level. what is important for the artist is to be sure, not that their painting is a literal portrayal of what they see, but that it is an accurate portrayal of what they are feeling about their subject.
Artist Bio: An interest in creating art began in early childhood for Vicki, while siblings played with dolls she had paper, paints and pencils creating in 2 dimensions. She took every art Class available in Jr. High and High School and won Scholastic art awards, honorable mentions and one Gold Key Award. A winner of Jr. Women's League Art Competition and a finalist in "17 Magazine Arts Contest". She majored in Art and English at Western Carolina State University. She has studied with national and international instructors such as Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, Arnie Westerman, Don Andrews, John Lines, Chuck McLachlan and Sterling Edwards.
She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, accepted into juried exhibitions since 2002, and 2009 winning a merchandise award. She works in mixed media, oils, clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass etc. but has a perference for water media Her works have been exhibited in State and National shows and purchased in private and corporate collections.
Vicki's work may be described as expressive and emotional, presented on her own terms. She paints with an involvement with the behavior of paint itself, with spatial relationship, and fluidity. It is the special exploration of color, value, balance, motion, and texture that conveys feeling in her work. She handles paint mostly wet-in-wet, enjoying the fluidity of watermedia, resulting in luminosity and imagination. Her work is spontaneous, playful and reactive.
Contact information for Vicki Johnson:
- Site Address: Sternberger – 712 Summit Ave.
- Media: Mixed Media
- Phone: 336-209-3081
- Email: email@example.com