Fine Art Landscapes and Plein Air Paintings by Michael Chesley Johnson
Schooner Cove 12x18 pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson

“Cottonwood Days” 12×16 Oil

Each of Michael’s colorful landscapes depict a “moment in time.”  Evoking the brilliant light of the American Southwest and Maine’s coastal areas, they represent a deep meditation by the artist on the world he inhabits.

In addition to painting full-time, Michael teaches plein air painting workshops and runs painting retreats in scenic locations.  A frequent writer for art magazines, he wrote his latest book, Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air, for both beginners and experienced painters.

Bluebird Studios Santa Fe Workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson

Workshops & Retreats

All-Level Plein Air Painting Workshops

May 6-9, 2023:
July 31-August 3, 2023: MAINE, Lubec

Painting Retreats for Experienced Painters

August 7-11, 2023: MAINE, Lubec
October 3-6, 2023: COLORADO,
Pagosa Springs Area

Painting Intensive for Experienced Painters

Fall 2023

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