American Art Collector Magazine featuring Marine Art                                     
June, 2011
"Auke Bay"
"I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, often with the guidance of an older and wiser hand encouraging mine to place lines on paper in accordance with what I really saw, or could dream of seeing.  The teaching hands belonged to a Scandinavian boat builder, and the love of water and the ships that sail it came with the genes for me and my siblings.  With respect for the ocean, I am lured to the romance of the sea.  The play of light on the water tells a story; the undulating rhythm of the waves offers eternal comfort to the soul, and the adage that the sea is so great and our boat is so small begs contemplation.  In my work, I try to convey these things to the viewer.  Collectors say they can place themselves in the canvas and walk or sail around with their thoughts......that works for me."   
Bon Voyage
s l johnson
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"Auke Bay"             oil on canvas                 30"w X 22"h
                       Prints and notecards available 
American Art Collector Magazine featuring Landscape Art
September 2011
"Eagle River"
"Join me and contemplate in Nature's living room.  Sit and enjoy the sun setting over the glacier carved mountains of Alaska and hear the lap of the water at the beach's edge.  Listen to the whales and sea lions calling from the deep cool waters.   Follow the path along the sand, over the crushed shells and thousand-year-old rocks up into the distant hills to see what treasures life has hiding there.  Let your troubles blow away in the clean arctic breeze.  If you can do those things, welcome to my world of painting where all is well because you are here in spirit."
s l johnson.

"Eagle River"    original oil on canvas       30"w X  24"h
                      prints and notecards available
Gallery of the North, Juneau, Alaska
Cape Cod Art Assoc. Gallery, Barnstable, MA.
Armory Antiques and Fine Art, Newport, RI.

Oil Painters of America
Juried Artist Member Cape Cod Art Association
Plymouth Guild Inc for the Arts

Original Oil and Acrylic Paintings 
s l johnson, Artist
Giclees, Notecards, Antique Frames

 American Art Collector - March 2018
    "The daughter of a boat builder, Sharon Johnson paints because she loves to.  The music and the sea   are her inspirations.  Works such as The Band Rocked On show her interest in the former topic, as  drums, piano keys and a saxophone intermingle and elicit the sound of the instruments.