Alison Johnson is known for her atmospheric oil paintings full of energy and intrigue. Working from her studio in Coventry, Alison creates paintings which are both vibrant and textured using thick oil paint.
By expressing the power of light playing amongst the water drops, this artist shows the abstract, surreal side to the natural world. Her seascapes follow a deep tradition which Johnson modernises and brings to a contemporary forefront. Colours sink below a piercing white surface as oceans and landscapes drift in and out of a sweeping hazy mist. The sky appears deep and brooding, the colours revealing a darkness that battles with the flashes of light.
When shapes and figures do reveal themselves, they appear lost and fragile against the infinite space of the world around. Such is the atmosphere contained in these works they could easily be viewed as pure abstractions, each detail vital enough to stand alone. Ephemeral, warm powerful and evocative she creates a sense of movement through colour, light and balance.
Johnson’s delicate handling of the world she depicts around her has the power to not only move the viewer but to make a lasting impression. With a nod to the impressionist painters Johnson’s work has been likened to the great masters of our time such as Turner.
Alison Johnson has enjoyed international demand for her artwork and her paintings make the perfect statement piece. Forest Gallery is able to organise commissions for that special piece in your home or if you are looking for a particular size/colour palette.