WESTLAND GALLERY

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

  • Biography

    Lisa Johnson's paintings inquire into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Through her ethereal and sculpted pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where figures seem to poetically emerge. Drawing inspiration from on-location studies to develop large studio works, her paintings weave geographic, corporeal, and abstract sensibilities through layers of atmospheric grounds and gestural mark-making. Her work speaks to the passage of time over an evolving landscape painted with spirit and musicality. While Johnson was born in Toronto, her family’s roots in the shield country of North Frontenac – specifically Bon Echo, Mazinaw Lake -- continue to serve as one of her prime sources of inspiration.

    Johnson's painting plays with the techniques of the old and new masters, from de Kooning and Soutine to Tom Thompson and Susanna Heller. While her gestural approach shows an affinity for action painting, she also draws on elements of a Baroque aesthetic to add drama and emotion. Johnson creates theatrical worlds of wilderness landscape -- passionate dramas expressed with the visceral physicality of paint in a gestural dance.

Showing 1–12 of 27 artworks

Lisa Johnson

Marsh I
40 x 48 x 1.5 ″ oil on canvas $3,800.00

Lisa Johnson

Viola de Gamba
36 x 54 ″ oil on canvas $3,800.00

Lisa Johnson

Through the Mist
16 x 40 ″ oil on canvas $1,900.00

Lisa Johnson

Algoma
48 x 60 ″ oil on canvas

Lisa Johnson

Into the Hills
48 x 60 ″ oil on canvas

Lisa Johnson

Coastal Walk
34 x 32 ″ oil on canvas

Lisa Johnson

Rocky Shore
22 x 28 ″ oil on canvas

Lisa Johnson

Coast Lines
18 x 31 ″ oil on canvas

Lisa Johnson

Pouch Cove Study II
10 x 12 ″ oil on panel

Lisa Johnson

Pouch Cove Study III
10 x 12 ″ oil on panel

Lisa Johnson

Listening to Gord
36 x 48 ″ oil $3,600.00

Lisa Johnson

Dark Pines of Your Mind
16 x 20 ″ oil $950.00