Linda Clark Johnson

Linda Clark Johnson

Linda Clark Johnson

 

LINDA CLARK JOHNSON, fine art
2019 Artist in Residence


Linda Clark Johnson works in cyanotype, mixed media collage, and watercolor. She strives to create artwork that is atmospheric, layered and intriguing, that quietly celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

Her artwork is cyanotype-based. Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process developed in 1842. Prints are characterized by a deep shade of blue. She prints with foraged natural plant materials outdoors in the sun. In her current "altered cyanotype" pieces she is pushing the limits of the traditional process and altering the colors by drastically changing exposure times, adding extra chemicals and heat, and using eco-printing techniques. After printing she further alters pieces with mixed media – watercolor, graphite, acrylic, colored pencil, ink, or collage – to achieve the desired effects.

There is an element of mystery and chance with each new piece, and the process of creating these works fascinates her as much as the product! Linda joyfully experiments with new materials, works through logistical challenges, and come up with her own techniques. The phrase "what if?" is one of her favorites!


ABOUT LINDA
At an early age she discovered an affinity for art and has always loved to make things. With guidance from her artistic father she developed a strong foundation. Linda received a BA in Art from CSU Chico and an MA in the Arts in Education from CSU Sacramento. She has enjoyed previous careers in graphic design and education. Currently, Linda works as a full time studio artist. She loves to share her work at shows, studio events, and online. She also teaches small groups in her Sacramento studio and as a visiting workshop instructor around the country.


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