Andrew Johnson

My name is Andrew Alan Johnson and from about the age of six, I knew I would have a career in the art field. So strong was the pull for me to spend my life being creative that even at this early age my heart and mind were set on it. The joy and energy from painting and drawing and the magical escape though art was like another dimension of life for me - a truly magical realm with no boundaries to express myself!  

In particular I paint wild flowers (I find them magical and a witness to a kinder, spiritual realm - I believe it was the Buddha who said that to experience real joy we must contemplate the flower - to be still in it's presence).  I relish painting all kinds of floral pieces. However I also like  to produce landscapes and forest art (nature and its energy influencing subject matter once again). I use mainly acrylics and I enjoy applying the paint in thick layers and manipulating it on the board or canvas.

My unique style of painting is changing the way people think about acrylic paints. I use thick paints mainly that give the look of oils yet acrylics have enough versatility to be diluted like watercolours. I will also hand sculpt and paint 3d flowers, leaves and tree bark to add extra dimension and life to my originals. When seen in real life the  artworks are held in great esteem and many a person who preferred oil paintings has been converted and often see no difference between the two!