Michele Johnsen is a landscape painter who has been refining her craft for many years. Her work captures the beauty and patterns of natural surfaces, using graduated hues, abstracted mark-making, and highly saturated color to create emotional responses that speak to aesthetic, psychological, and spiritual concerns.
Michele recently completed her Master’s degree, which prompted her to inquire more deeply into where her work fits into the landscape tradition and why she chooses this particular motif as her primary focus.
Through her art, Michele seeks to capture the magic of special places, whether they are intimate spaces or sublime vistas. Her paintings reflect the way light interacts with natural surfaces and create patterns that evoke a range of emotions.
Michele’s work has been exhibited in galleries and shows across the United States and has been well-received by critics and collectors alike. Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout the country.