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Talya Johnson

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2014

Artworks for sale: 61

(12)

United States

About Talya Johnson

 
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  • Biography

       I believe that art is a universal language. It glorifies our diversity, yet reminds us of our similarity. It anchors down what is and hints at what may be. The hints of my future were first ignited while watching my mother paint. The flame fueled by passionate mentors, and inspiring artists has now become impossible to extinguish. 

       Fine art painting and portraiture is my pursuit of intelligence, truth, and human connectedness. In creating artwork, I look for the deeper layers, metaphors, and stories that are just beyond the surface everyday vision.

       I paint and sketch from life whenever possible. The experience of being present in the with my subject is imperative to my painting process. Through the paint I speak to humanity. I share a thought, a memory, an insight. I try to capture the essence of my subject through color, texture, rhythm, or movement. I celebrate life’s perfect moments on canvas, thick with paint, and mixed with my heart.

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  • Education

    2018 - 2020

    Oregon College of Art and Craft

    2010 - 2010

    Scottsdale Artists School

    2009 - 2009

    Gerhartz Studio

    2008 - 2008

    Scottsdale Artists School

  • Awards

    2011

    Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest

    Juried Show: Exhibited "Child’s Play", and "Reflections" oil paintings. Both paintings sold.

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    2010

    Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest

    Juried Show: Exhibited "Local Color"oil painting. Painting sold.

    2008

    RayMar Art Competition

    October finalist for painting "Last Stand"
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Cruising with the Painted Ladies

    Dates: July 28, 2014 - July 31, 2014

    Venue: Town Square Art Gallery, Wasilla, Alaska

    Six Woman Art Show featuring former Alaskans: Kristy Tracy, Karen Whitworth, Talya Johnson, Karen Mattson, Jennifer Bowman, Sandra Strohschein
    Displaying works of art from their Plein Air Cruise to Alaska!
    "A Gathering of Girlfriends"

    Event: 2nd Annual Great Alaskan Plein air Retreat Soirée

    Dates: June 30, 2013 - July 31, 2013

    Venue: Willow Creek Gallery, Willow, Alaska

    Group exhibition of all participants of The Great Alaskan Plein Air retreat. Month long exhibition of Painted Ladies paintings.

    Event: 5th Annual Plein Air Weekend Benefit

    Dates: July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012

    Venue: Don Kolsdat Residence, Anchorage, Alaska

    Juried annual plein air weekend art show to raise funds for Claire House, a local shelter for women and children. Exhibited in the same booth as Karen Whitworth.

    Event: Heaven and Earth

    Dates: Sept. 2, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2011

    Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

    Two woman show with Marie Green

    Event: 4th Annual Plein air Weekend Benefit

    Dates: July 23, 2011 - July 24, 2011

    Venue: Don Kolsdat Residence, Anchorage, Alaska

    Juried annual plein air weekend art show to raise funds for Claire House, a local shelter for women and children. Exhibited in the same booth as Karen Whitworth.

    Event: Plein air in the Garden with the Painted Ladies

    Dates: May 27, 2011 - Aug. 19, 2011

    Venue: Palmer Museum and Visitor's Center, Palmer, Alaska

    Weekly Friday exhibition of members of the Painted Ladies at the Museum gardens. Public was welcomed to paint with the Painted Ladies

    Event: No Way but Up

    Dates: Nov. 12, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2010

    Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

    Paintings by Talya Johnson and Karen Whitworth

    Reception with:
    Book signing by MaryLou R. Vanderburg
    Live music by Liu-Hsiu Kuo

    Event: Local Color, Two Woman Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 2, 2009 - Nov. 1, 2009

    Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

    Local Color, Two Woman Exhibition of Talya Johnson and Kimberly Bustillos

    Event: First Friday Solo Exhibit

    Dates: Nov. 7, 2008 - Dec. 5, 2008

    Venue: Artic Rose Gallery, Anchorage Alaska

    First Friday Solo Exhibit at Artist Rose Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska

    Event: Two Woman Show at Pia's

    Dates: May 1, 2008 - May 2, 2008

    Venue: Pia's Custom Framing, Wasilla, Alaska

    Open House and exhibit with Amber Johnson

    Event: First Friday Solo Exhibit

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2008 - March 7, 2008

    Venue: Artic Poppy Boutique, Anchorage, Alaska

    Featured artist exhibit at Arctic Poppy Boutique, Anchorage, Alaska

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Education

2018 - 2020

Oregon College of Art and Craft

2010 - 2010

Scottsdale Artists School

2009 - 2009

Gerhartz Studio

2008 - 2008

Scottsdale Artists School


Awards

2011

Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest

Juried Show: Exhibited "Child’s Play", and "Reflections" oil paintings. Both paintings sold.

Show more awards Hide

2010

Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest

Juried Show: Exhibited "Local Color"oil painting. Painting sold.

2008

RayMar Art Competition

October finalist for painting "Last Stand"

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Cruising with the Painted Ladies

Dates: July 28, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Venue: Town Square Art Gallery, Wasilla, Alaska

Six Woman Art Show featuring former Alaskans: Kristy Tracy, Karen Whitworth, Talya Johnson, Karen Mattson, Jennifer Bowman, Sandra Strohschein
Displaying works of art from their Plein Air Cruise to Alaska!
"A Gathering of Girlfriends"

Event: 2nd Annual Great Alaskan Plein air Retreat Soirée

Dates: June 30, 2013 - July 31, 2013

Venue: Willow Creek Gallery, Willow, Alaska

Group exhibition of all participants of The Great Alaskan Plein Air retreat. Month long exhibition of Painted Ladies paintings.

Event: 5th Annual Plein Air Weekend Benefit

Dates: July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Venue: Don Kolsdat Residence, Anchorage, Alaska

Juried annual plein air weekend art show to raise funds for Claire House, a local shelter for women and children. Exhibited in the same booth as Karen Whitworth.

Event: Heaven and Earth

Dates: Sept. 2, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2011

Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

Two woman show with Marie Green

Event: 4th Annual Plein air Weekend Benefit

Dates: July 23, 2011 - July 24, 2011

Venue: Don Kolsdat Residence, Anchorage, Alaska

Juried annual plein air weekend art show to raise funds for Claire House, a local shelter for women and children. Exhibited in the same booth as Karen Whitworth.

Event: Plein air in the Garden with the Painted Ladies

Dates: May 27, 2011 - Aug. 19, 2011

Venue: Palmer Museum and Visitor's Center, Palmer, Alaska

Weekly Friday exhibition of members of the Painted Ladies at the Museum gardens. Public was welcomed to paint with the Painted Ladies

Event: No Way but Up

Dates: Nov. 12, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2010

Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

Paintings by Talya Johnson and Karen Whitworth

Reception with:
Book signing by MaryLou R. Vanderburg
Live music by Liu-Hsiu Kuo

Event: Local Color, Two Woman Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 2, 2009 - Nov. 1, 2009

Venue: MetLife Office of Neal Martin, Anchorage, Alaska

Local Color, Two Woman Exhibition of Talya Johnson and Kimberly Bustillos

Event: First Friday Solo Exhibit

Dates: Nov. 7, 2008 - Dec. 5, 2008

Venue: Artic Rose Gallery, Anchorage Alaska

First Friday Solo Exhibit at Artist Rose Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska

Event: Two Woman Show at Pia's

Dates: May 1, 2008 - May 2, 2008

Venue: Pia's Custom Framing, Wasilla, Alaska

Open House and exhibit with Amber Johnson

Event: First Friday Solo Exhibit

Dates: Feb. 1, 2008 - March 7, 2008

Venue: Artic Poppy Boutique, Anchorage, Alaska

Featured artist exhibit at Arctic Poppy Boutique, Anchorage, Alaska


 

Biography

   I believe that art is a universal language. It glorifies our diversity, yet reminds us of our similarity. It anchors down what is and hints at what may be. The hints of my future were first ignited while watching my mother paint. The flame fueled by passionate mentors, and inspiring artists has now become impossible to extinguish. 

   Fine art painting and portraiture is my pursuit of intelligence, truth, and human connectedness. In creating artwork, I look for the deeper layers, metaphors, and stories that are just beyond the surface everyday vision.

   I paint and sketch from life whenever possible. The experience of being present in the with my subject is imperative to my painting process. Through the paint I speak to humanity. I share a thought, a memory, an insight. I try to capture the essence of my subject through color, texture, rhythm, or movement. I celebrate life’s perfect moments on canvas, thick with paint, and mixed with my heart.

 
 
 
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