Carol Ann Johnson – Colored Pencil, Watercolor

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Carol Ann Johnson – Colored Pencil and Watercolor


As a young girl growing up in Indiana, I always had a creative bent. I used to design and make my own clothes as a teenager. However, in my little country school, we had no art instruction to speak of, so I concentrated on language. I subsequently graduated from Ball State University with a double major in English and French. I took a class in charcoal in college, but it didn’t appeal to me. Thus, there was almost no art (save for scrapbooking) in my life until I retired.

I went on an extended sailing trip to the Bahamas about ten years ago and discovered that I enjoyed painting. I have painting since, primarily using watercolor. Although I found it rewarding, I seldom produced work that I felt was adequate to exhibit. About a year ago, I began exploring colored pencil art and have more recently been concentrating on this medium exclusively. I have studied with the artist Mark Menendez and have completed several video courses on colored pencil. I am happy with my progress and have sold several paintings including some commissions for portrait work and portraits of pets. I have enjoyed both of these genres and would like to pursue them further.

I am honored to be a part of the Eau Gallery and am looking forward to growing among these talented artists.

Eau Gallery in the art district of Eau Gallie (EGAD) which is an “Old Florida” area of Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida, offers many mediums of art such as watercolors, oil paintings, digital art, photography, fiber arts, silk art, pastel paintings, gourd art, pottery, glass, mosaics, sculpture, dolls, jewelry and other unique locally handmade items. Adding a home feeling to our boutique style gallery is the collection of antique furniture and glassware.