Stephanie K. Johnson

“In every painting I create, I strive to capture the feeling of atmosphere and intensity of light; creating a celebration of beauty discovered in our natural world.” – Stephanie K. Johnson

 

 

 


BIO
An environment which cultivated creativity and expressiveness was found to exist in Dianne Brudnicki’s classroom. The class originally was titled, “Adventures in Art” it more than lived up to the name. She was the first teacher I found that truly encouraged an inventive atmosphere. She taught me that it’s okay to color outside the lines once in a while. Over the course of eight years, she shared various mediums with me and led me to discover oils. She also exposed me to several artistic styles, introducing us to multiple inspirational artists.
One memorable project from her 2004 design class was an information kiosk for the city of Duvall. The students offered ideas to the city council, and my design was chosen and built in the heart of the town. Later that year I presented my story to Cooper Hewitt in New York City.
My junior year of high school she helped me to put together a portfolio, which was of a high enough quality, to gain entrance to several schools. This was such an advantage, giving me several great options to choose from.
Dianne encouraged me to pursue a career as a full time artist. I am selling my work at two Fine Art Galleries, and my dream of participating in the Bellevue Arts Fair has now been realized.
Dianne also inspired me to give back to others; starting with our multiple 9-11 gift projects. She guided us to write heartfelt letters and create uplifting artwork for the children who were affected by the events of 9-11.

EDUCATION
2013 Gage Academy of Art
         Major: Classiccal Painting and Drawing
Minor: Perspective and Anatomy

2009 School of Art and Innovation


SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS

2013: “People’s Choice”, Sunset in the Wilderness, Best of Gage, Seattle, WA

2009: Third Place, Beginner – “October Glow”, Best of Gage Show in Seattle

2009: Commendation from the NYC Fire Department

2009: Group Award- Bridges of 9/11

2008 & 2007: Best in Show, Woodinville, WA


COMPETITIONS

Best of Gage- Seattle, WA

Teen Art Show- Woodinville, WA


WORK HISTORY

2016 -2018: Featured Artist Show, Port Townsend Gallery- Port Townsend, WA

2015: “Gage 25/25”, AXIS Gallery at Pioneer Square- Seattle, WA

2014: “Transitions III: Color & Light”, Fountainhead Gallery- Seattle, WA

2002-2012: Annual July Exhibitions, Artisans on Taylor-Port Townsend, WA

2010: “Inspirations” Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007-2009: Fresh Paint, Festival of Artists at Work- Everett, WA

2005- Present: Vendor at the Redmond Saturday Market- Redmond, WA

2001-2005: Young Craft Vendor at the Redmond Saturday market,- Redmond, WA