Cheryl Johnson

With a distinct style that merges abstraction with representation in increasing degrees, her work brings together instinctive compositions while revealing her precise powers of observation. Remarkable for their compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes, Johnsons’ paintings bring alive the fundamental quest to express something personal, subjective and emotive, in a poetic, abstract way.

Large-Scale Painting, Large/Loose Brushstrokes, Women Artists, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Gestural, Splattered/Dripped, Painting, Line, Form, and Color, Mixed-Media, Oil Painting, Sculpture.

American Artist, Cheryl Johnson is a painter best known for her strong use of color, and intuitive mark making. Resonating with the Abstract Expressionists, as well as the language of figurative painting; interested in creating paintings that invite viewers to spend more time with an artwork to expand their ways of seeing. She has created a body of work based on gestural energy and the intuitive expression of deep inner emotion. Cheryl considers herself more in line with Abstract Expressionism since her work flows from the deep well of her inner emotion.
Cheryl Lynn Johnson (born February 12, 1947) is a female American Abstract Expressionist Artist. She was born in Kellogg, Idaho. In her early years, she lived in the Rocky Mountains on the border of Idaho and Canada surrounded by immense beauty. Nature was her playground and inspired her to create art from a very young age.

She is of Finnish, Swedish, and Scotch-Irish descent and in her early artistic career painted both under her familiar and family names: Cheri' and Cherah Boryl Jaurvaii. Cheryl graduated with a BA from Oral Roberts University, MFA from Oklahoma State University, and an MA from the University of Tulsa. She began painting professionally in 1969 and has had numerous shows throughout her career. She studied and worked in her early career as a Teacher, Video Producer, and Director. Skilled as a videographer, commercial artist and designer she moved to North Carolina in the early 1980s. She has continued to paint throughout her varied career while working in the corporate world and retired from IBM to paint full time in 2010.


Happiness 3

Painting: Acrylic, Latex, Oil Crayon and Pastel on Canvas.

I am continuing to create my series called "Happiness." What is happiness? People have agonized over this question for centuries. Most of us probably don't believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude.

Creating this painting made me happy and I hope it will bring you the same feeling of joy.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. Be happy for this moment.

Tip: You can hang this in any direction, vertical or horizontal. A great addition to any room.

Keywords: Peach, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Abstract, Modern, Conceptual, Expressionism

Mediums: Acrylic, Latex, Oil Crayon, Pastel