Fine Art Landscapes and Plein Air Paintings by Michael Chesley Johnson
Lifting Fog at Dawn 12x16 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

“Lifting Fog at Dawn” 11×14 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.

Authentically human - not created by Artificial Intelligence

Michael has done extensive research on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it relates to fine art.  Click on the image above to read some of his blog posts on the subject.

None of his artwork is created by AI.  Nor does he create NFTs.  Michael takes pride in an “old school” approach to painting.

Workshops & Retreats

All-Level Plein Air Painting Workshops

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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