Carol Ann Johnson – Colored Pencil and Watercolor
As a young girl growing up in Indiana, I always had a creative bent. I used to design and make my own clothes as a teenager. However, in my little country school, we had no art instruction to speak of, so I concentrated on language. I subsequently graduated from Ball State University with a double major in English and French. I took a class in charcoal in college, but it didn’t appeal to me. Thus, there was almost no art (save for scrapbooking) in my life until I retired.
I went on an extended sailing trip to the Bahamas about ten years ago and discovered that I enjoyed painting. I have painting since, primarily using watercolor. Although I found it rewarding, I seldom produced work that I felt was adequate to exhibit. About a year ago, I began exploring colored pencil art and have more recently been concentrating on this medium exclusively. I have studied with the artist Mark Menendez and have completed several video courses on colored pencil. I am happy with my progress and have sold several paintings including some commissions for portrait work and portraits of pets. I have enjoyed both of these genres and would like to pursue them further.
I am honored to be a part of the Art & Antique Studio and am looking forward to growing among these talented artists.
“Vichy Gardens” – Watercolor
“Brilliant Rose” – Colored Pencil
“Treasure and Aspen” – Colored Pencil (sold)
“Shadow” – Colored pencil (sold)
“Silver” – Colored Pencil
“Red” – Colored Pencil
“Frilly Tulips” – Watercolor (NFS)
“Pink” – Colored Pencil
“Rusty Rose” – Colored Pencil
“Pink Waterlily” – Watercolor (NFS)
“Pomeranian” – Colored Pencil
“Orange Rose”- Colored Pencil
“Colombine” – Colored Pencil
“Mediterranean Walkway” – Colored Pencil (sold)
“Blue Parrot” – Colored Pencil
“Green Heron” – Colored Pencil
“Alley” – Watercolor (NFS)
“Black Lily” – Colored Pencil
“Garden Urn” – Watercolor (sold)
“Lili” – Colored Pencil (sold)
“Beach Scene” – Colored Pencil (sold)
“Arbor” – Colored Pencil (sold)
Art & Antique Gallery in the art district of Eau Gallie (EGAD) which is an “Old Florida” area of Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida, offers many mediums of art such as watercolors, oil paintings, digital art, photography, fiber arts, silk art, pastel paintings, gourd art, pottery, glass, mosaics, sculpture, dolls, jewelry and other unique locally handmade items. Adding a home feeling to our boutique style gallery is the collection of antique furniture and glassware. Our teaching facility, The Courtyard Studio, offers all levels of classes by some of the best known (and loved) artists in the area who share their knowledge of watercolors, oil painting, fiber arts, portraiture, acrylics and other art forms. The Courtyard Studio is available for outside the co-op artists to rent for classes and workshops.