ROBERT JOHNSON PAINTINGS

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Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina

My collection of paintings Safe Spaces done in all of the State Parks of North Carolina will be shown at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina and will be open to the public through starting September 3rd through October 29th of this year.  Find out more HERE

From their website:

Four years ago, visual storyteller Robert Johnson, began the herculean task of documenting all forty-one North Carolina State Parks. In his signature style, Johnson filled his "notebooks and journals" with small paintings, annotated drawings, and illustrations of the animals, geology and vegetation he came across. An exhibition of over 90 works, he has created the largest body ever shown in the gallery's 30-year history. "I hope that people seeing the exhibition will understand just what an ecologically diverse state we live in. I hope they will feel inspired to to go hike the trails in our parks with an observant eye. ... The more people that get out to see the beauty of these areas the more they are likely to care for state parks and want to preserve what is left of the natural environment." * Works on display at the Cameron Museum will return to Blue Spiral 1 for exhibition from September 3rd - October 29th, 2021. All works are available for purchase through the gallery, but are not availbale to collect until Fall 2021. A portion of proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Cameron and to NC State Parks.

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Cameron Museum Wilmington, North Carolina

My collection of paintings Safe Spaces done in all of the State Parks of North Carolina is currently being shown at the Cameron museum in Wilmington, North Carolina and is open to the public through August 1st of this year.  Find out more HERE

From their website:

It is as if artist Robert Johnson was experiencing the longing for safety amidst the current pandemic when titling his major body of work, Safe Places. In truth, Johnson started this ambitious project three years ago, with the objective to reside and work on site in all 41 North Carolina State Parks. This exhibition premieres more than 80 artworks realized through the artist’s vulnerable investigations. Opening himself to the environment, he shares, “Recording the mood of a landscape is just as important as recording what I see.”

This visual storyteller has chronicled the natural world on three continents in pencil, acrylic, and gouache on paper and canvas for over 40 years. His work echoes influences from late medieval Italian, American Folk, Indian Miniature, Tibetan Thangka, and Balinese painting traditions. Besides large-scale paintings, Safe Places includes his journal and notebook pages: intimate, annotated field observations of plants, birds, along with notes to himself. Johnson reflects, “I hope people seeing Safe Places will understand what an ecologically diverse state we live in. I hope they will feel inspired to go hike the trails in our parks with an observant eye. The more people get out to see the beauty of these areas the more they are likely to care for state parks and will want to preserve what is left of the natural environment.”

Exhibition sponsored in part by:

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery
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