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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.

Timeless

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Gentle Light

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Half Way Haze

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Silent Tempo

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The Storm Within

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Faded Beauty

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Fly Away -Abstract

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Land Of My Story

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Paddle Out

Oil on Canvas

Sky High

Oil on Canvas

Space Wave

Oil on Canvas

Spring Promises

Oil on Board

Still Water

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Thunder Bolt

Oil on Canvas

Wasabi Clouds

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Dreams Of Forever

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Everlasting Glow

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For The Love Of Time

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Lights Of Love

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Magical Vision

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Moments Together

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My Heart Sings

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Take My Heart

Studio Edition on Canvas

The Journey

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Charm Millions

Oil on Board

City Rain

Oil on Canvas

Down The Orchard

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Finding Their Place

Oil on Canvas

Square Dance

Oil on Canvas

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Distant Haze

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Frozen in Time

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Purple Rain

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Moody Seas

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Sail Away

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All to Well

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Amazon

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Earth Green

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Emotions

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Movement

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Pearl Dreams

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Sunlight Skies

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Vangelis

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Zest

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All Too Well

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Chasing Dreams

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Cold Wonders

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Deep Energy

Oil on Canvas

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Discharge Commission

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Don't Blink

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Embers

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My Love For You

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Off Shore

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Part of Me

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Pretty Promises

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Red Arrow

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Take You There

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Allotment Treasures

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Delicate Sway

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I Believe In You

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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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