• Nearly twenty years ago my husband, two Weimaraners and I made the bold decision to leave the familiarity (and the cold) of Montana and move to Atlanta — one of the best decisions of my life. I had been working as a graphic artist and painting sporadically when I could find the time. Completely taken by the charm and hospitality of the south, I started working in an art gallery where I met amazing artists and clients who encouraged me to pursue my painting. That was the spark, I’ve been painting professionally since 2010.


    Artist Statement

    The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann

    My goal is to entice the viewer to linger for a while and discover something maybe a little unexpected, revealed in or hiding within the layers of color, texture, and marks. The work is simply a glimpse into my interpretation of experiences and interactions I have with the world around me.

    I combine a love for drawing and mark making with washes and fluid brushstrokes. It’s a layering process, a dialogue of addition and subtraction. I don’t paint with a precise plan or palette. I make mistakes but consider them occasions to create something unexpected. As my artistic journey continues to evolve, I rely on my process and intuition to guide me. It is my aim to create original paintings in a fearless and expressive manner — one that reveals both imperfections and authenticity.


    Lynn Johnson is a full time painter living in Atlanta. Her work has been exhibited in public and private collections around the United States and has been described as calming, serene and feminine. Although inspired by her favorite masters such as Joan Mitchell and Willem de Kooning, her work and style are uniquely her own. She received her BFA from Iowa State University College of Art.




    selected exhibitions

    2019

    Gallery Vibe, Naples FL
    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | two artist show


    2018

    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Gallery Vibe, Naples FL
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | three artist show
    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | two artist show
    Jules Place Gallery, Boston MA


    2017

    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | two artist show
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA
    E.Rivers School Annual Auction & Gala, Atlanta GA


    2016

    Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC | Solo
    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA
    Erica Reade Ltd. Atlanta GA


    2015

    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | two artist show
    The Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | two artist show


    2014

    Cynthia Packard, Figurative & Still Life Workshop | Atlanta, GA
    Shain Gallery, Charlotte
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA


    2013

    Shain Gallery, Charlotte | two artist show
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA


    2012

    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA


    2011

    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA


    2010

    Emerging Artists Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA