Meet the Artist of the Month.
“I paint what I feel at the moment with fluidity, movement and emotion.”
A Denver native, Rod Johnson is recognized as a talented, self taught artist who continues to grow and broaden his artistic horizons. His painting style and works are recognized nationally. With brilliantly colored brush stokes and complex patterns Johnson creates his provocative imagery. His art is influenced by several different artist.
Two of the most significant artists that have influenced Rod’s art are Eyvind Earle and Bayo Iribhogbe. Both artists use of color and movement can be seen in Rod’s work. His art has no particular genre and no matter what Rod paints. He captures each painting with emotion, bold brush strokes, color use, and clarity.
Rod’s educational background is as diverse as his painting styles. He has studied environmental and social sciences at the University of Northern Colorado; Industrial Design and Engineering at Kansas University and has an associates degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Columbia College. In 2002 his diversified education and work experiences took him down a new path. He founded the school A Brand New Start that focused on pre-adolescent children and teens from underserved neighborhoods in the Denver area. As the Executive Director of the school Johnson and his team successfully educated and graduated several groups of high school teen's.
Now after nearly a ten year hiatus from painting he is once again pursuing his life’s passion of creating work's of art.
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