Michael Chesley Johnson, Specialising in Plein Air Workshops in Oil & Pastel

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"My two painting are being treated with admiration and love. They are amazing! You certainly have the gift."

"Last Light is a piece that immediately resonated with my wife and me when we first viewed it.   We are very pleased to have it in our collection; it is a wonderful reminder of the beauty of the Grand Canyon."

"My two painting are being treated with admiration and love. They are amazing! You certainly have the gift."

"I love your work. I have purchased two paintings from you. ... I received a few days of wonderful assistance from you a couple of years ago in a workshop. You absolutely transformed my view of landscapes from giant vistas to detailed places of peace and wonder. I believe those few days with you and your guidance has propelled me into more plein air than I had ever thought possible. Thank you for your genius and patience."

One of the country's top plein air painters, Michael works in oil and pastel in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.

Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest. A long-time contributor to The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he lives, paints and teaches on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Sedona, Arizona. Michael also specializes in teaching small-size plein air workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter and for painters desiring mentoring. (Click here for plein air painting workshops on Campobello Island, New BrunswickClick here for plein air painting workshops in Sedona, ArizonaClick here for a full workshop schedule.)

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What Collectors Say About Michael's Work

"Your artwork adds life to my bedroom where your paintings are on display.
Whistler had his art work on display in the famous "Peacock Room";
I have my own "Michael Chesley Johnson" room!"

"Michael's talent makes the world a nicer place."

"A real jewel from a very talented guy."

"Beautiful painting, a very talented artist."

"A really gifted artist."

"Such a beautiful little piece - very delicate. What talent!"

"I'm so lucky to be able to acquire your stunning artwork."


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