What Collectors & Students Say About Michael

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“I love your work. I have purchased two paintings from you. … I received a few days of wonderful assistance from you a couple of years ago in a workshop. You absolutely transformed my view of landscapes from giant vistas to detailed places of peace and wonder. I believe those few days with you and your guidance has propelled me into more plein air than I had ever thought possible. Thank you for your genius and patience.”

“I just wanted to tell you thanks so much for the wonderful plein air workshop in Sedona. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The instruction was very valuable and I will practice it regularly to improve my paintings. Thanks for keeping the class small so everyone could receive equal instruction. We couldn’t ask for a better experience.”

“Received the painting, it’s lovely, just lovely. This little gem shows just the right amount of restraint that allows me to enter into the place. The knowledge of tools and place you demonstrate are those that I’m striving for in my own artistic expressions.”

“Your artwork adds life to my bedroom where your paintings are on display. Whistler had his art work on display in the famous ‘Peacock Room’; I have my own ‘Michael Chesley Johnson’ room!”

“Michael’s talent makes the world a nicer place.”

“A real jewel from a very talented guy.”

“Beautiful painting, a very talented artist.”

“A really gifted artist.”

“Such a beautiful little piece – very delicate. What talent!”

“I’m so lucky to be able to acquire your stunning artwork.”

“Poetic little pastel by very talented artist.”

“Lovely, delicate piece.”

“Beautiful, sensitive little piece. I couldn’t be happier.”

“Wonderful landscape painting, wonderful artist.”

“Love the colors…”

“An atmospheric look at a beautiful part of the country. I look forward to more.”

“A stunning painting.”

“I love this painting; the fresh colors and freeness of brushwork are outstanding.”

“I very much enjoyed your workshop, and I definitely picked up some new skills.  I like your terminology that you use when you explain things, it is easy to understand.”


Collectors and Patrons Offer Testimonials on Paintings by Michael Chesley Johnson