M. Jane Johnson
Showing a strong interest in drawing and art from a young age, M. Jane Johnson started taking private painting lessons at 7 years old. She went on to receive a BFA concentrating in painting and drawing. Over the years Jane has studied with a number of leading artist both through
classes and workshops. Even though she was working full time in sales, she managed to get in painting and drawing when she could. Some of her drawings can even be seen in the Virginia Seasons’ cookbook that she illustrated.
For many years Jane worked in a representational style. She decided to take an abstract workshop and fell in love with abstracts and especially mixed media. The wonderful art papers really captured her! Jane’s mixed media work incorporates
her love of oil, acrylic, collage and drawing into a colorful, textured painting. She listens to music while painting and the rhythm and energy often appear in the art.
Jane has a studio at the Workhouse Arts Center. Jane’s work has been shown in both
group and solo shows, and art fairs in the Mid-Atlantic. She has won a number of awards and has been reviewed in the Washington Post several times. Her paintings are held in the permanent collection of the Children’s National Medical Center and privately.