Lori Johnson is an American painter known for her colorful, textured compositions and energetic mark-making. Johnson can often be found in her Dallas Studio working on multiple pieces at the same time. Fascinated by the landscape, color, and ornamental expression. Her paintings reveal colorful movement, the need for positive spirit, and visual sophistication. She sculpts and scratches the paint, creating layered and complex pieces that are full of life.
These exuberant handcrafted pieces radiate expressions that intrigue the boldness within us. Often her pieces include an underpainting of phrases that shapes a deliberate meaning for an emotional outcome. Her painting has been a private endeavor, like much of her life, and delights to add joy and visual sophistication to a beautifully designed space.
Johnson’s art has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and Texas in numerous private collections. Her work has supported staging and production companies including HGTV and Magnolia Network. In addition, Johnson continuously works with philanthropic organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Make a Wish Foundation.
“I am a maker and a doer to my core. Art-making is just a magical process and in many ways, the art paints itself. The paintings are all handcrafted that have the ability to pull a person into spending a long time with the piece. Warms my heart when my work makes a friendly connection and adds comfort to its viewer”