Realistic Botanical sketches and Surreal Landscape Paintings
Opening Reception:Friday Feb. 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
At 7:30 pm Friday Feb. 28 there will be an Artist's Salon with the Robert Johnson and the botanist, Ken Moore, former assistant director of the NC Botanical Garden.
Exhibition dates:Feb 28 to April 20,2014
Robert Johnson began painting abstract works and studied with Mark Rothko in 1967. He then went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Mills College in California. While residing on the west coast, Johnson's inspiration turned more toward nature.
Over 40 years ago he moved to the mountains of North Carolina, where the beauty of the natural environment surrounding him strongly influenced his work. His current body of work begins in the fields mountains and valleys, sketching landscapes and the flora and fauna on the forest floor. These studies and sketches can be described as the 'real' in this exhibition
Johnson is a visual storyteller whose interest in sacred places and man's connection to the natural world are reflected in his evocative work. The landscapes envisioned in Johnson's fertile imagination play with perspective and composition to take a surreal turn into the natural world.
Robert Johnson is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Morris Museum of Art in Georgia, The Chrysler Art Museum in Virginia, and the Asheville Art Museum.
Botanical's in Nature Workshop at Historic Moorefields
Eno Gallery hosts a hands on three day workshop:
Join renowned botanical artist Robert Johnson and botanist Ken Moore for this limited registration hands on three day Workshop:
Thursday evening April 17th
Eno Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
100 South Churton St, Hillsborough,NC
Two days at the Historic Moorefields estate - outdoors
2201 Moorefields Rd. Hillsborough, NC
Friday April 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday April 19, 2014 from 9:00 to 5:00 pm
The Historic Moorefields Estate is surrounded by 70 acres of woodlands and pasture and is currently maintained as a wildlife refuge.
You will learn to identify plants and use pencil and watercolors to take visual notes while exploring the outdoors with Robert and Ken. This workshop is appropriate for both beginners and accomplished artists.