Fine Art Landscapes and Plein Air Paintings by Michael Chesley Johnson
Off Quoddy Head 9x12 Oil

“Early Spring Day” 11×14 Oil/Canvas

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.

In September 2024, Michael will spend a full month in Scotland.  You can support his Scotland trip at Patreon.

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Michael’s Latest Painting

Workshops & Retreats

All-Level Plein Air Painting Workshops

2024: July 29-August 1 / MAINE, Lubec
2025: Sept 30-Oct 3

Painting Retreats for Experienced Painters

2023: October 3-6 / COLORADO, Pagosa Springs Area
2024: August 5-9 / MAINE, Lubec

Painting Intensive for Experienced Painters

Fall 2023

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