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L. Diane Johnson
Artists Statement
FOR COLLECTORS seeking original artwork for their offices or residences,
landscape paintings by internationally recognized artist, L. Diane Johnson, create
an elegant and harmonious atmosphere. Painted in the revered Impressionistic
tradition on location in the U.S. and Europe, her paintings capture the beauty and
intimacy of the land providing a personal respite from daily pressures. Johnson’s
paintings authentically portray real locations and have proven to be a favorite in
art collections worldwide.
“Each time I step outside, I am filled with awe of what God has created around us, for us. It is to Him that my art is dedicated.”

Pastel Society of America, Full Member
International Society of Acrylic Painters, Signature Member
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, Signature Member
National Acrylic Painters Association (UK), Signature Member
International Plein Air Painters, Honorary Signature Member
Plein Air Florida, Invitational Member

1998 Who’s Who in Information Technology
1997 Who’s Who in The South & Southwest
1993 Who’s Who in American Art
1991 George Innes Memorial Award for Pastel, The Salmagundi Club, 14th Annual Non–Member Show, NYC
1988 Finalist, 1988 Still Life Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine
1988 Finalist, 1988 Emerging Artist Competition, American Artist magazine
1987 1st Place, First Annual Spring Arts Festival, Lynchburg, VA
1989 International Readers Association, Children’s Choice Award, “If I Had Long, Long Hair”, by Angela Hunt
1987 Winner–Illustrator of Lorna Balian Prize, for “If I Had Long, Long Hair”, by Angela Hunt
1981–2001 Numerous Addy awards in graphic design /illustration.

International Society of Acrylic Painters, WA Juried Exhibition: 2005
SunTrust Bank Exhibition, FL Group: 2004
The Little Gallery, Moneta, VA. Solo: 2003, 2000, 1995; Dual/Group: many
Art Alliance of Florida, Gainesville, FL Group: 2002
Art On A Mission, Roanoke, VA. Solo: 2001
Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA Solo: 1997; Dual/Group: many
Sakias, Lynchburg, VA. Solo: 1996
Maymont Foundation, Richmond, VA. Group: 1994
McClendon Fine Art, Washington D.C. Solo: 1993
Gallery 3, Roanoke, VA. Solo: 1992, 1989; Group: many
Lynchburg Area Art Show, Lynchburg, VA. Solo: 1991; Group: 1985, 1989
Lynchburg Art Club, Lynchburg, VA. Solo: 1990
The Framery, Lynchburg, VA. Solo: 1987

1973 to Present Fine artist, private & workshop instructor, U.S. & Europe
2004 to 2005 Founding Editor, Plein Air Magazine
2000 to 2004 Owner The CritiqueStudio & Art Business Academy
1981 to 1999 Owner, Southwind Studios; Graphic Design/Illustration/Web Development firm
1973 to 1981 Corporate Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Conferences / symposia
International Association of Pastel Societies, 2005, Raleigh, NC, Seminar: “The Gallery Dance”, and private artist critiques.
The Art Business Academy, Seminars 2002–2003: “Art Marketing for the Marketing-Challenged Artist”, Raleigh,NC, Homestead, FL
White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, 2000, The White House, Washington, D.C.

Selected PUBLISHED Writing & Books
Feb 2005, Plein Air Magazine: “Ned Mueller — From Disney to ‘Figurescapes’”.
Jan 2005, Plein Air Magazine: “Mary DeLoyht-Arendt — Glowing Watercolor”.
Nov 2004, Plein Air Magazine: “John Stobart — Journey into History”.
Inaugural Issue, 2004, Plein Air Magazine: “Camille Przewodek — Perpetuating a Legacy in Paint”.
Jul 2003, Artist’s Sketchbook: “Be Your Own Critic”.
Jul 2003, The Artist’s Magazine: “ArtLinks”, review of Critique Studio Web site
2003, Book Co-Author: Promotion for Pennies, Marketing Solutions.
1987, Book Illustrator: If I Had Long, Long Hair, Abbington Press.

Jul 2003, The Artist’s Magazine: “ArtLinks”, review of Critique Studio Web site
Sept/Oct 2001, The Pastel Journal: “Impressionist Techniques and the Modern Landscape”
Sept/Oct 1991, Virginia Soutwest Magazine: Arts in Review “L. Diane Johnson”
June 1991, Ewing Messenger: “Ewingville Native Paints Portrait of Success”
Sept 1990, Roanoker Magazine: “10 Best Investments for Art”
Oct 1989, The Trentonian: “Ewing-Bred Artist Paints Her Virginia”
visiting artist Lectures / Juror
2004 Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC: Lecture: History of Plein-Air
2003, 2000 The Little Gallery, Moneta, VA: Lecture and painting demonstration
2003 Western North Carolina Plein-Air Painters: Lecture: Membership Juror
1998 Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA: Show Juror

Carilion Health System Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore Roanoke Regional Airport
Optical Cable Corporation Central Fidelity Bank Moore Regional Hospital
Ethyl Corporation Wachovia Bank & Trust Coopers & Lybrand
R. J. Reynolds Sovran Bank Liberty University
Helene-Fuld Medical Center Dominion Bank R. J. R. Nabisco

Study under N. Lee Jackson, Daniel Greene, Doug Dawson, Herman Marguiles
1973 B.A. Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Artist • Instructor • Juror • Author
105 Anniston Court • Cary, NC 27519
Telephone/Fax: 919.460.0630

In The Pink
Acrylic on Linen
18x24 in.
Road to Giverny
Acrylic on Linen
12x9 in.
Roman Winter
Acrylic on Linen
12x16 in.
Rose’s Cottage
Acrylic on Linen
8x10 in.
Safe Harbor
Acrylic on Linen
9x12 in.
Afternoon Tea
Acrylic on Linen
Breath of Spring
Acrylic on Linen
12x16 in.
Castle Vista
Acrylic on Linen
9x12 in.
Day at the Park
Acrylic on Linen
8x16 in.
Acrylic on Linen
15x18 in.
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