Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that George Ann Johnson has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
George Ann is a professional, nationally recognized, wildlife artist based in Texas, USA. She specializes in creating realistic and detailed wildlife portraitures in scratchboard. George Ann was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 13th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
George Ann’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are George Ann’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
George Ann Johnson is a nationally recognized wildlife artist. Her work has been published in various venues, including books, magazines, and catalogues and has been shown in numerous galleries. Professionally, George Ann has been an active artist for over 30 years. Having a strong natural talent, she initially began her art career painting professional race horses to help support her own horse business. This eventually led her into starting her own commercial art company. Her Kansas City-based company was utilized by businesses throughout the Midwest, California, and Hawaii. After several years of commercial art, she began her career in fine art by studying at the Danforth Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Her training at the Danforth propelled her to study with numerous artists through short courses and workshops. Through this training, George Ann has continually refined her skill as an artist. In an effort to give back, George Ann has utilized this training to present various workshops and demonstrations and has taught at East Central University. George Ann has been a member of numerous art guilds and organizations throughout the United States including the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). She acted as President for the CPSA Oklahoma Chapter and CPSA District Chapter Developer for the Eastern United States. She currently is an active member of the Corpus Christi Art Center and Rockport Art Center. George Ann is a realist artist. Although she has worked in watercolor and oils, George Ann’s principal media are scratchboard and colored pencil. It has been her recent exploration in the media of scratchboard that has allowed her to produce the high level of realism that is warranted by her talent and skill. As a result, her work has captured national attention. Her recent recognitions in competitions by The Southwest Artist Magazine and The Artist Magazine as well as becoming Merit Finalist in the national Dimensions Art Show and prestigious Rockport Texas Art Center are clear evidence that her work is increasing in popularity and value.
I am a realist artist. My work is an effort to embody the three entities of Life: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. Every piece is an adventure into understanding the animal in which I am drawing. Physically, I have a strong passion for texture. The challenge of producing multiple, different, and complimentary textures within a piece of art is always a goal in my work. Through this approach, I focus on the detail of scale. That is, my work is capable of being appreciated at any viewing level – from across the room to under a magnifying glass – I want my work to radiate clarity at all levels of perspective. Finally, the ultimate goal of my work is to have my subjects speak to the viewer. This is accomplished through the subject’s eyes. The goal of every piece is to have the spirit of the subject speak and captivate the viewer, and if possible, understand the subject in a new and different light.
George Ann’s website is www.gajart.com.