Naked Walls

Look around and do you have a wonderful empty space on your walls?

If so it is time to think about buying some art. It is so easy now to do it online and you can try before you buy.



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  • Plan now to Acquire Original Art
    Cheryl Johnson presents the beholder with beauty and has made it her life’s passion to expose others to the joys of living with art. When collecting art work for your own home or business include one of Cheryl Johnson’s originals. If you’re looking for art pieces to accent or decorate your home browse through Cheryl’s art!
    Local Kauai Artist
    Cheryl’s studio is located on the North shore of Kauai. Now you can acquire meaningful work as a passionate savvy collector. You have an opportunity to own examples of a local artists work that is a celebrations of Kauai’s inspiring nature, the cycle of life, and the passing of time. Cheryl is inspired by the land and sea, floral and fauna and the Hawaiian people and is committed to fostering art that explores a cultural dialogue and exploration of the islands people and natural beauty. Cheryl’s representational and abstract studies examine the beauty that inspires us as individuals, cultures, and communities.
    We know it can be frustrating finding a piece of art to fit the space you have in mind.  Now you can custom order a work of art to your color preferences and size. Cheryl will eliminate that frustration by making the art available in the size you need while staying true to her original artist’s vision by keeping the sizing proportional. It really is O.K. to select Art by Color preference from black & white to sepia, pastels or vibrant hues.
    Look for Art by Orientation 

    and find that perfect piece in any format: horizontal, square, vertical.

    Look for Art by Theme, Companion and Placement. Enjoy a theme or series. Group sizes or select companion pieces: diptych or triptychs.
    When it comes to buying art you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by a recognized local and international artist is a great way to begin. We hope you enjoy our selection of Cheryl’ varied styles: Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism and Representational. Mediums include oil, watercolor, mixed medium, collage.
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    American artist, Cheryl Johnson is known for her singular ability to infuse emotion, beauty and narrative into the objects of our daily lives, creating poignant studies on ideas such as temporality, life, and love.
    Cheryl Johnson juxtaposes marks, color and form into veritable worlds of pictorial content by means of mastery of technique combining medium and deftly layering and glazing. Her current oeuvre of work is now overtaken by a commanding expressiveness and expert manipulation of medium.
    Cheryl has honed a language in painting that is unmistakably her own. You will find sensitive glazes combined with thick layers of oil paint that are pasted then smeared roughly down one side of the canvas, off-kilter yet strangely balanced.  Wild brushstrokes and script-like swirls across many of Cheryl’s small oil paintings evoke urgent calligraphic messages.  Essentially each picture is painted with distinct technical approaches, as the artist juxtaposes her treatment of the subjects to the spaces they occupy.
    Cheryl is continually experimenting with the emotional effects of light and colors, the arrangement of her subjects and the canvas size; feeling her way by instinct and infusing her work with a sense of joy and play. Her relentless experimentation keeps the work fresh, and each painting is interesting both in and of itself and also within the larger series. The artist is always looking for new ways to set the stage and we are continually surprised by the diversity of viewpoint, mood and narrative within her unified body of work.

All things. . .

All things are difficult before they are easy!

Creating in the Islands

Island Glimpses Fine Arts & Photography

The emphasis of fine artwork and photography is created by three sisters, Carl’s Daughters. Cheryl Johnson an established Abstract Contemporary Painter, Marlene Affeld an accomplished writer and craftswomen, Bonnie Lupton an extraordinary photographer who has an eye for balance and detail. The sisters have homes and studios on both the Big Island and the North Shore of Kauai as wells as homes on the mainland in Idaho, Montana, and North Carolina.

These talented artists together and independently create “beautifully crafted ” well balanced and visually stimulating art that encourages the viewer to look for answers within themselves. Together they encourage an appreciation for nature.

Here’s to water, the wind, earth, and fire— nature’s gift and a love of nature found in the Hawaiian Islands.

Marlene Affeld’s Ceramic pieces and Jewelry are created based on strong design, simple shapes, enlivened by textured surfaces and poignant colors. Her use of contrasting muted and sensitive color has enabled her repeating-motif ceramic environments are created through hand embellished and formed wall tiles or free-standing forms that often emphasize repeating images. This series of Island Glimpse: Botanicals, Volcano Feelings was envisioned and created from a passion for the land, the beauty of nature and a longing to share the love of the islands.

Cheryl Johnson paints in layers; transparent washes allowing the influx of emotion and the history of ideas to overtly inform her final choice of imagery. Temporality, choice, and an insistent dialogue between reason and emotion are frequent themes in her work, along with a consistent reference to land and sea with a varied use of imagery—often involving a juxtaposition of figurative studies and ethereally imagined forms. Cheryl loves light—and an abandoned visceral use of color. Johnson’s creativity is driven by a general curiosity of life and its meaning, she references her photography as a medium for her art and explores its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression that goes beyond realism but gets perhaps a little closer to the truth.

Bonnie Johnson is found most often behind a camera. The stunning botanical photographs of Bonnie Lupton keep spring and summer alive all year round. Bonnies’s eye for capturing exquisite detail promises extraordinary viewing pleasure.

“What is important to my work is the place and moment and capturing each individual picture. I photograph continually, but, of course, my collections have to be put together judiciously and coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling and sense of time.”

Her process of printing on aluminum allows her botanicals to live indoors and outdoors, just as nature intended.


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Breathing one day at a time!


Breathing touching dragonfly wings

Maynard Dickson

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 4.52.50 PMMaynard Dixon (January 24, 1875 – November 11, 1946) was a 20th-century American artist whose body of work focused on the American West. He was married for a time to American photographer Dorothea Lange.

I happened on a Documentary today about Dorothea Lange a magnificent photographer and saw the works of Maynard Dixon and was stunned. How clear and crisp and beautiful.  The clouds hang in unusual ways.  An artist worth studying.10063710_1_l



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