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All work : Alison Johnson [Biography]

Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson

Alison's atmospheric oil paintings are vibrant and seductive and focal points for any space. By expressing the power of light playing amongst the water drops, this artist shows the abstract, surreal side to the natural world. Her seascapes follow a deep tradition which is modern and brought to a contemporary forefront. Colours sink below a piercing white surface as oceans and landscapes drift in and out of a sweeping hazy mist.
Alison is originally from Sheffield, where she gained a BA Hons degree at Sheffield University and is also a qualified nurse. Her work reflects experiences, which explore the power of nature and layers of inter-connectivity, anatomy, mortality and the fragility of life. She loves to create work that is decorative and surreal, feminine and sometimes sculptural. Alison layers her paint, building gestural marks. The Impressionists used this technique to create optical colour mixes. Turner is a great influence upon her work and it has been said many times Alison is the modern day Turner. Her work is not limited to one particular subject although landscapes do dominate her work. Her favourite tools are palette knives, trowels and scrapers and large brushes. She prefers working in acrylic and/or oil paints, but works in ink and watercolours are not uncommon. She loves experimenting with colour transparencies and textures and applies media mostly on canvas or board. Balance in paintings attracts her, as long as the work does not become static. Light or the lack of it, is important too. Colour preferences change as colours affects her mood and her mood influences her choice of colours. Increasingly, her work is moving in the direction of creating atmosphere and mood of a place and less interest upon technicalities. She usually begins a piece by studying parts of the subject matter and then moves on to study the whole. When she knows the subject she lets her imagination loose and lets the painting guide her; slowly the painting takes a life of its own. Sometimes she finishes a painting in a few days, others it takes months and sometimes she leaves it half finished and continues only when she knows what to do next. She considers a painting ready when there is nothing more she can add and nothing more she can take away; when there is nothing left to interact with. When people look at her work, she likes to give them the possibility of seeing everyday things through a new perspective.

Earth Green

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Timeless

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Zest

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Charm ~

Oil on Canvas

Dimension ~

Oil on Canvas

Tropic ~

Oil on Canvas

Vision ~ Abstact

Oil on Canvas

Wild Lands ~

Oil on Canvas

Fly Away -Abstract

Oil on Canvas

Waterfall ~

Oil on Canvas

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Bermuda Triangle

Oil on Canvas

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Distant Haze

Oil on Canvas

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Frozen in Time

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Purple Rain

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Moody Seas

Oil on Canvas

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Sail Away

Oil on Canvas

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Amazon

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Emotions

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Movement

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Pearl Dreams

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Vangelis

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Born To Be Yours

Oil on Canvas

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Centred Heat

Oil on Canvas

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Coral Dreams

Oil on Canvas

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Forever Together

Oil on Canvas

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Hard To Beat

Oil on Canvas

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Heaven

Oil on Canvas

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In The End

Oil on Canvas

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Let Her Go

Oil on Canvas

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Memories

Oil on Canvas

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Memories Of You

Oil on Canvas

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Metro II ~ Cityscape

Oil on Canvas

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Ocean Motion

Oil on Canvas

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Our Motion

Oil on Canvas

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Passion ~

Oil on Canvas

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Red Dawn Awakes ~

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Tangerine Skies

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The Sound Of Nature

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Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson

Alison's atmospheric oil paintings are vibrant and seductive and focal points for any space. By expressing the power of light playing amongst the water drops, this artist shows the abstract, surreal side to the natural world. Her seascapes follow a deep tradition which is modern and brought to a contemporary forefront. Colours sink below a piercing white surface as oceans and landscapes drift in and out of a sweeping hazy mist.
Alison is originally from Sheffield, where she gained a BA Hons degree at Sheffield University and is also a qualified nurse. Her work reflects experiences, which explore the power of nature and layers of inter-connectivity, anatomy, mortality and the fragility of life. She loves to create work that is decorative and surreal, feminine and sometimes sculptural. Alison layers her paint, building gestural marks. The Impressionists used this technique to create optical colour mixes. Turner is a great influence upon her work and it has been said many times Alison is the modern day Turner. Her work is not limited to one particular subject although landscapes do dominate her work. Her favourite tools are palette knives, trowels and scrapers and large brushes. She prefers working in acrylic and/or oil paints, but works in ink and watercolours are not uncommon. She loves experimenting with colour transparencies and textures and applies media mostly on canvas or board. Balance in paintings attracts her, as long as the work does not become static. Light or the lack of it, is important too. Colour preferences change as colours affects her mood and her mood influences her choice of colours. Increasingly, her work is moving in the direction of creating atmosphere and mood of a place and less interest upon technicalities. She usually begins a piece by studying parts of the subject matter and then moves on to study the whole. When she knows the subject she lets her imagination loose and lets the painting guide her; slowly the painting takes a life of its own. Sometimes she finishes a painting in a few days, others it takes months and sometimes she leaves it half finished and continues only when she knows what to do next. She considers a painting ready when there is nothing more she can add and nothing more she can take away; when there is nothing left to interact with. When people look at her work, she likes to give them the possibility of seeing everyday things through a new perspective.

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