Mary Woodcock Johnson is a Maine native who has painted and taught art in the Adirondacks since 1984. While oils, watercolor, and drawing are her usual mediums, recently she has ventured into acrylic painting. While attending classes at the University of Maine and the University of Wisconsin she focused on drawing and painting figures. Their interaction and relationships along with gestures create that sense of place that allows the viewer access to the painting. The tilt of a head, the closeness of two figures as they walk by a third, Winter Carnival crowds or a solitary figure walking down a dreary street are often her subjects.
During the past years of social distancing Mary’s daily walks in the woods influenced her painting so that landscapes, flowers, trees, animals and birds are now her subjects. Those both seen and those she hopes to see have become the focus of her work as she explores local trails....walking, walking, walking.
Mary is a member of NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery. Her work is included in both private and public collections.
Mary Woodcock Johnson