Fine Art Landscapes and Plein Air Paintings by Michael Chesley Johnson

Why They Paint Doors Blue 12x16 oil
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Join Michael for a Painting Retreat in Italy!

Join Michael for a week of painting the Tuscan landscape June 16-23, 2018. The group will stay at historic Villa Fattoria Bacìo in Certaldo Alto with painting excursions to Siena, La Meridiana, San Gimignano and Barberino.  This is a trip of the lifetime!  For full details, download this flyer.

One of the Country’s Top Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists

An internationally-recognized artist, Michael Chesley Johnson paints the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes in oil and pastel. Challenging outdoor events such as the Grand Canyon “Celebration of Art” have invited him to participate again and again.  An author of art instruction books and videos, he writes frequently for The Artist’s Magazine and Pastel Journal.  Also a much-sought-after teacher, he teaches plein air painting workshops across the US and seasonally in New Mexico and Maine. His latest book is Outdoor Study to Studio:  Take Your Plein Air Painting to the Next Level, which is available at

A Gamblin Dedicated Workshop Instructor

Using only the finest art materials in his paintings, he uses Gamblin Artists Colors and is versed in these products and their application. Michael uses Gamblin paints in his Downeast Maine and Southwestern plein air painting workshops.

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