• Lynn Johnson is an American born contemporary artist. She combines a love for drawing and mark making with her signature broad brushstrokes to create abstracted florals. Inspired by work of the great abstract expressionist artists — Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Fairfield Porter, David Park — she is driven to keep moving forward, ever experimenting with new approaches to her work and practice, building upon a style uniquely her own.

    Working predominantly in oils, Lynn’s artistic process begins with making marks, lines and adding washes of color. There are no mistakes or plans, it’s free and all about movement and gestures… messy, spontaneous, impulsive. It’s a dialogue of sorts between intuition and practice, one of creating layers, opacity and transparency. She prefers to keep her palette limited and her work large scale. Her composition reveals itself as she carves out shapes and forms as they appear and recede on the surface. “I am not gentle or delicate in my approach to painting. I slap paint on the surface, pour it, scrape it, push it, and move it around with my fingers.”

    Growing up in a family that traveled and moved around a lot, Lynn’s earliest artistic pursuits were with her camera and sketchpad, painting sporadically with gouache and acrylics. She received her BFA from Iowa State University College of Art and began work as a graphic artist. Her career path would be forever altered when she moved from Montana to Georgia in 2000 and soon after began managing an admired art gallery in Atlanta. “I met the most amazing artists, clients and lovers of all things art who encouraged me to pursue my painting. That was the spark, I’ve been painting professionally since 2010.”

    Lynn Johnson is a full time painter living in suburban Atlanta. Her work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the United States and is often described as calming, serene and feminine.





    selected exhibitions

    2021

    Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL | solo
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | solo
    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | two artist show
    Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts, Baltimore, Washington & Philadelphia

    2020

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

    2019

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

    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 Education Foundation, Live Auction, Atlanta GA
    Art with Heart, Live Auction, Charlotte NC

    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
    Art with Heart, Live Auction, Charlotte NC

    2014

    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC
    Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA

    2013

    Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | 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