Russell Johnson – Expressive Landscapes in Oils

Prescott Landscape Artist Russell Johnson is an Arizona native landscape painter. Through his artwork, he finds outlets to release expressions of a mysterious landscape.

Russell exhibits his work at The Frame & I Gallery in Prescott, AZ where he actively participates in shows. Russell has acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona in May of 2003. Also, he completed a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at Prescott College in 2011.

Russell grew up in Prescott, AZ and enjoyed the closeness of the outdoors. Today, he is an avid hiker, seeking out trails to explore. On these explorations, Russell photographs, sketches, and paints plein air subjects for future studio paintings.

Explore the Portfolio page to view numerous galleries of landscape paintings by Russell Johnson.

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Russell will be at the 42nd Annual Phippen Museum Art Show and Sale.

Once Again, Russell Johnson will be at the Phippen Art show in beautiful downtown Prescott, AZ, May 28-30,2016. Find his latest and greatest works at booth number 70, near the Northwest corner of the courthouse plaza. This art show is always well attended and features the best artists from the Southwest region. A highlight of the weekend show, are the Quick Draw events. Russell will participate in the Saturday, May 28th, Quick Draw Event. The Quick Draw events take place both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Artists are given one hour to complete a painting, quickly frame it up, and followed by a live auction. The auction is to benefit the Phippen Museum! Check out these photos from previous years at the Phippen Museum Show.

Russell Johnson Prescott oil painter

Chasing the Sublime article

Russell Johnson is published in the 5enses magazine!

This is a great read! Russell was interviewed for this article on his approach to making art.

James Dungeon writes at the start of the article:

“Johnson’s paintings are a dynamic, refreshing beacon in an otherwise crowded field of Western landscapes. Refining that style, however, has a been a journey that’s been neither singular nor entirely linear.

“For a long time, I wasn’t sure what I was trying to articulate with my artwork,” Johnson said. “I needed some purpose and contextual background for what I was doing. … I needed some help.””

Click here for the complete article.