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Gail Johnson Solo "Close To Home"

For this collection of paintings, I chose the theme  “Close To Home”, which related to this past year of Covid-19 .  I narrowed my focus, and felt renewed interest in the objects and landscapes nearest to me, in my studio or literally just steps away outside.  The still life paintings depict many of my favourite things:  some I remember from my childhood, vivid flowers in vases, fruit and vegetables referencing my farming days, and other beloved objects which are in my home at present.  The more abstract florals seem to just emerge from the canvas on their own, hopefully to bring joy to their new homes.  I desire my work to be easily accessible and to reflect a sense of the goodness in life.

Oil or Acrylic paint on canvas provide inexhaustible opportunities for me to express these feelings, often using bold compositions and saturated colour.  I love to “push paint” around, exploring what will materialize on the canvas in a magical combination of intention and serendipity.

Ever fascinating for me is paint’s ready willingness to render such beauty – and its ability to transform instantly at the slightest touch of my brush  - - like liquid thought.

------ Gail Johnson


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Paintings and Drawings

  • Take Us Away by Gail Johnson

    Take Us Away
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 12" / 60.96cm x 30.48cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $1,100.00
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $1,250.00

  • Chase The Sun by Gail Johnson

    Chase The Sun
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    12" x 12" / 30.48cm x 30.48cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $600.00
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $700.00

  • One More Time by Gail Johnson

    One More Time
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    12" x 12" / 30.48cm x 30.48cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $600.00
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $700.00

  • The Great Unknown by Gail Johnson

    The Great Unknown
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    12" x 12" / 30.48cm x 30.48cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $600.00
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $700.00

  • Strength In The Life by Gail Johnson

    Strength In The Life
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40" x 16" / 101.60cm x 40.64cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $1,775.00

  • Hold on to Time by Gail Johnson

    Hold on to Time
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36" x 48" / 91.44cm x 121.92cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $4,300.00

  • Great and Small by Gail Johnson

    Great and Small
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40" x 16" / 101.60cm x 40.64cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $1,775.00

  • Understanding The Day by Gail Johnson

    Understanding The Day
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    48" x 72" / 121.92cm x 182.88cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $8,600.00

  • How To Be Still by Gail Johnson

    How To Be Still
    by Gail Johnson
    Acrylic on Canvas
    48" x 36" / 121.92cm x 91.44cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $4,300.00



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