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Old Live Oak   2015 oil on canvas

Recent Exhibits

Salon at the Triton
2016 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition
April 16th - May 29th
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

R. Blitzer Gallery
Group exhibit of Santa Cruz Woodworkers
with selected woodcut prints and tree paintings
2801 Mission St Ext, Santa Cruz, CA
May 6th through May 29th
Welcome to Aaron Johnson's
Paintings and Woodcuts

Gestures of California trees and our human interactions with nature lead to the visual ideas and explorations you'll find here.

My paintings are in two categories: Trees presents a series of tree portraits and Stories explores our human connections with nature. For examples of my work as a printer please visit the Woodcuts page.

I use the traditional medium of oil on linen canvas for my paintings and bring over twenty years of letterpress printing experience to the production of my woodcut prints. Both techniques require patience, but encourage a slower, more contemplative way of looking than is common in our contemporary world.

Biographical information and my résumé may be found by clicking on About the Artist. Information about contacting me or purchasing work may be found on the Contact page.


I will be participating in "The Tree" exhibit at the downtown Santa Cruz Library, July 10th through September 24th.

And my studio will be open for the Open Studios Art Tour sponsored by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. My dates this year are October 1st, 2nd, 15th and 16th, from 11am to 5pm. At other times of year you are welcome to email or call to arrange a studio visit.

I look forward to seeing you.


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