Cheryl aims to activate the senses of her viewers in her layered immersive artworks. 
I love layers and color and choose to create non-objective paintings because I find the creative process to be straightforward honest and satisfying. I start with a line or a charcoal mark followed by a  black or Payne's grey fluid oil movement or line. This single mark or line on a blank surface provides a starting point for an intuitive exploration of the visual language found in abstraction. Working in mixed media: graphite, oil,  acrylic and collage, allows me to layer and rework textured surfaces – with each painting resulting in a delightful discovery of things unseen.
I recently was able to attend a lecture by artist Brian Rutenburg at Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC and was inspired to create areas of color and shape inspired by nature. I was enthralled by Rutenburgs use of color and subtle gradations and tones.


Flare_1 Cjohnson_Abstract Mixed Media on Stone Paper 28"x38"
In context. Full image.
Flare_2 Cjohnson_Abstract Mixed Media on Stone Paper 28"x38"
Full Cropped Image
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Corner Detail
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Full image original. Not cropped.
Flare_3 Cjohnson_Abstract Mixed Media on Stone Paper 28"x38"
Close up detail.
Flare_4 Cjohnson_Abstract Mixed Media on Stone Paper 28"x38"
Close up detail.
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