Michael Chesley Johnson, Fine Art, Landscapes, Seascapes, Maritimes, Paintings, Oil, Pastel

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Two of my paintings, “Autumn’s Turn” and “Slide Rock Fault,” will be exhibited at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona, as part of their “Cool, Cool Water” exhibition, March 2-July 22, 2018.

I’ve been asked to serve as Judge of Awards for the Ohio Plein Air Society’s 15th Annual Exhibition this October. I’ll also be teaching a study-to-studio workshop in conjunction with the event October 1-3, 2018. More details here.

I’ve been invited to participate in the 2018 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. This will be my fifth year as an invited artist at this prestigious event. Artists will paint from September 8-15, 2018, with a Collectors’ Reception September 15 and a Grand Oopening on September 16. Paintings will be on exhibit and for sale until January 14, 2019. For details: https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

I’m proud to announce I am now represented by Crouchers Point Gallery in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia.  Crouchers Point is at 72 Saddle Island Road, Bayswater NS, on the Aspotogan Peninsula. 902-228-2806,cpgallery1@gmail.com,

July 29, 2017 - October 2018:  Bar Harbor, Maine - Acadia Inviational III
Michael will be one of 30 nationally-recognized artists invited to participate in this event at Argosy Gallery.  The opening will be July 29, 2017, and paintings will be on display (and for sale) until October 2018.  Other artists participating will include such luminaries as T.M. Nicholas, Kathleen Dunphy, Elizabeth Tolley and David Tutwiler.

I'm proud to announce I am now represented by the best gallery for contemporary art in northern Arizona. Goldenstein Gallery is located at 70 Dry Creek Road, Sedona. www.goldensteinart.com

New book! Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level. I wrote this as a supplement to Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel. The book is available in both print and Kindle versions from Amazon.

New DVDS and Video Downloads released via North Light Shop and ArtistsNetwork.tv! Click for details.

I am featured in the September 2013 issue of The Artist's Magazine. Click here to read. (7/24/13) Update: You can also read the magazine's Q&A with Michael here and also an oil painting demo (Grand Canyon) as well as a pastel painting demo (Carmel, CA).

All of my books are now available at Amazon!  You can visit my Amazon author site here to buy the books:  www.amazon.com/author/johnson.

The books are:

( At this point, I only have the paperbacks and a few Kindle versions.  More Kindle versions will be coming once I have time to work out formatting issues.  In the meantime, you can still order digital versions (ePub, PDF) from my Lulu store.)

I am now offering to take my oil and pastel landscape workshops to wherever you want me! If you would like to sponsor a workshop, click here for more information.

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