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John F. Johnson: Artist, Photographer, Searcher by KC Moore Copyright 2010

September 2, 2010

Lord and Lady MacKitty[tweetmeme source=”artbykcmoore” only_single=false]

He seeks out unrevealed treasures within the visual world.  To prospect, he uses a digital camera where a pile of leaves, a roll of construction fencing, a kiosk of flowers, critters, clouds and roiling river, all become transformed into other scenes or even creatures.   Any subject or element could form the foundation of his artistic expression.  The images are stored, explored, massaged, manipulated and exploited to create his signature art form at Doublejay Visions.

John F. Johnson is an award-winning artist published throughout America and overseas.  He creates vivid, color-saturated images which resonate with breathtaking beauty, humor and insight.  His photographic illustrations employ a painterly style which reflects his years of artistic training and experience.  He works in landscapes, abstracts and numerous other styles.  John melds items of differing spheres to bring forth a new reality. 

The series featured here is steeped in humor and whimsy.  In our examples, Lord and Lady MacKitty are a regal feline pair juxtaposed with the accoutrements of royalty.  We already accept the personality of the cat who rules; John provides the ‘knowing look’ of regents.

Tour Bus Troubadour PaintingThe Tour Bus Troubadour conveys the personality and gestures of a real rock star.  This light-hearted approach belies the technical skill required to produce the final effects.

He is featured in galleries and business locations in Roseville, Auburn and Sacramento.  Watch for his Merit Award in the upcoming Fall Special Issue of COLOR Magazine, a periodical for collectors of Fine Photography.  The MacKitty picture will be donated to The Blue Line Gallery for their ‘Lottery for the Arts’ fund raiser to be held October 8th at 6:30 pm.

For details visit www.rosevillearts.or or call 916.783.4117.

John Johnson can be contacted via his website at: or email him at:

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