The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann   As a painter, it is my aim to courageously convey my subject in an original, abstracted and simplified form — one that reveals it’s imperfections and authenticity.    My process begins with imagery stemming from many sources. It might come from a memory, my immediate environment, travel, or my own photographs and sketches. It progresses by combining a love for drawing and mark making with washes and expressive, fluid brushstrokes. It’s a layering process, a dialogue, addition and subtraction. I don’t paint with a precise plan, I make mistakes but consider them occasions to create something unique and unexpected. As my work continues to evolve, I rely on my process and intuition to guide me in fearlessly expressing the beauty and vulnerability I find in my many subjects.     Lynn Johnson lives and works in Atlanta. Her work has been exhibited in public and private collections around the United States. She received her BFA from Iowa State University College of Art.         Galleries   Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA Gallery Vibe, Naples FL Jule’s Place Gallery, Boston MA Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL         Selected Exhibitions   2018 October | Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | New Works September | Gallery Vibe, Naples FL | Introductions/New Works September | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Three-person May | Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | Lynn Johnson & Eric Olsen - Two-person March | Jules Place Gallery, Boston MA | Introductions/New Works     2017 October | Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | New Works August | Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | Lynn Johnson & Emily Ozier - Two-person June | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Women in Art - Group February | E.Rivers School Annual Auction & Gala, Atlanta GA     2016 October | Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | New Works March | Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC | Solo March | Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL | New Works     2015 October | Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens FL | Introductions/New Work June | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Lynn Johnson & Christy Kinard May | The Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | Lynn Johnson & Kim Shuessler March | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Gallery Artists     2014 October | Cynthia Packard, Figurative & Still Life Workshop | Atlanta, GA September | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Southern Artists - Group June | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Best in Show - Group March | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | White - Four-person     2013 September | Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | Lynn Johnson & Karen Hollingsworth May | Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC | Introductions/New Works March | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Best In Show - Group     2012 June | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Women In Art - Group March | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Best In Show - Group     2011 April | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | April Showers - Group     2010 August | Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA | Emerging Artists - Group       Selected Press   Artist Spotlight, The Avid Pen https://theavidpen.com/lynn-johnson-artist-spotlight/   Local Stories, Voyage ATL http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-lynn-johnson/