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Diana Johnson
Freeport, ME

About the Artist

Diana Johnson paints Maine's colorful peaceful places. Painting is her way to share what she notices about the natural beauty of Maine. While standing at her easel in a field, cove, or marsh she enjoys the warmth of the sun and the feeling of the air moving around her. Johnson's first impression of a scene becomes a lasting impression when she paints it.

"To gaze upon one of Diana Johnson's paintings is to travel through space and time to a place you may once have been or may yet to go, creating a longing for a certain feeling or ethereal quality that experience tells us is good" James …

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About the Artist

Diana Johnson paints Maine's colorful peaceful places. Painting is her way to share what she notices about the natural beauty of Maine. While standing at her easel in a field, cove, or marsh she enjoys the warmth of the sun and the feeling of the air moving around her. Johnson's first impression of a scene becomes a lasting impression when she paints it.

"To gaze upon one of Diana Johnson's paintings is to travel through space and time to a place you may once have been or may yet to go, creating a longing for a certain feeling or ethereal quality that experience tells us is good" James Peak – Portland Press Herald 8/6/13

Johnson works primarily in oil and pastel. The more a painting seems to emit energy, as if from the paper or canvas itself, the happier she is with the results. She tries to suggest, with pigment, the essential vitality and liveliness that is inherent in tranquil, peaceful places. Her article, "30 Skies to Zen" was included in the August 2017 issue of the Pastel Journal. She retains Signature Member status with the Pastel Society of America.

Artist’s Work

Light on the road
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Light on the Road

By Diana Johnson

Marsh at sunrise
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Marsh at Sunrise

By Diana Johnson

River reflections 3
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River Reflections

By Diana Johnson

Marsh curves
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Marsh Curves

By Diana Johnson

Peaceful marsh
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Peaceful Marsh

By Diana Johnson

Sunrise on monhegan
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Sunrise on Monhegan

By Diana Johnson

Monhegan dock
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Monhegan Dock

By Diana Johnson

Barn on the hill
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Barn on the Hill

By Diana Johnson

Red sky sunrise
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Red Sky Sunrise

By Diana Johnson

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Pastel Journal
    August 2017
  • Portland Press Herald
    8/6/13

Education

  • University of Southern Maine, M.S.Ed.
    Portland, Maine,1998 
  • University of Southern Maine, B.S. - Art Education
    Portland, Maine,1976