“Solstice Sunset” by Daryl D Johnson
Daryl D Johnson, member 45193, recently sent “Solstice Sunset” and told us about her upcoming exhibition, “The Chi of Clouds” which begins on 7th September and runs until 28th October at Fry Fine Art, Peterborough NH.
Described by Art New England magazine as “…gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson’s oil paintings of skies resonate with pulsing waves of clouds and rhythms of color.
Daryl D. Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in NYC’s suburbs and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. Johnson has a BFA from Hope College in Holland, MI and studied at the world including Fidelity Investments, Delta Airlines and Pepsico. She maintains the Vermont Studio School and The Art Students League of New York. Johnson’s paintings have won numerous awards and are in private and corporate collections throughout a studio in Amherst, NH.
Johnson says of her work: “Shifting water patterns and rising transient clouds reflect nature’s energy in my oil paintings. The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions of uplifting shapes. These oils on canvas celebrate the vibration of the planet.”
Pelletier Studio, located at 36 Grove Street in Peterborough, New Hampshire was created to showcase the many, talented, local artists the region has to offer. Named in honor of Peter Pelletier, an influential figure in the art community and the Monadnock region, the studio space is located within the Fry Fine Art gallery, which features art curated from the collection of Stan and Cheri Fry, as well as high-quality antiques, objets d’art, tribal rugs, and handcrafted furniture made in New England.