“I find great inspiration in the world around me,” John states. “We often move through life so quickly that we fail to notice the beauty that surrounds us. My artwork is an expression of the joy I feel when I take time to appreciate what I see right before my eyes.”
John Johnson is a Connecticut native, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts where he studied printmaking and graphic design. His exploration of printmaking continued at the Art Students League in NYC. John’s artwork provides an outlet for creative freedom and unrestrained expression, yet relies heavily on strong compositional elements derived from nature and the real world, seen through his eyes.
He works primarily as a printmaker, creating woodcuts and linotypes in his studio in Riverton. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows, group shows and solo shows in the region, including The Mattatuck Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, The William Benton Museum, Five Points Gallery, The Dehn Gallery, Warner Theatre Atrium Gallery, Artwell Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Pump House Gallery, West Hartford Art League Clubhouse Gallery, and The Underground Gallery.