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Pajaro Hills Oak   2013  oil on canvas


In a Golden State
84th annual Statewide Exhibit
Santa Cruz Art League

Contemporary Landscape Painters of California
June 6th through July 6th, 2014
Reception: June 14th, 3pm
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Vino Cruz

Solo Exhibit - September 2014
Reception: First Friday, September 5th

Welcome to Aaron Johnson
Paintings and Woodcuts

My lifelong love of Nature is the primary impetus for my work as an artist. My paintings and prints are a visual exploration of the world around us and of our human relationships within it.

The paintings are in two categories: Trees presents a series of tree portraits and Stories displays paintings that explore our human connections with nature. The Woodcuts page shows recent examples of my work as a printer. 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 was recently honored to be one of the nominees for the 2014-2015 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Program from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Here on Chanticleer Ave, it was great holding Open Studios in my newly completed studio. I'm still building cabinets and settling in... each day it feels more like a working space!

The Open Studios Art Tour is sponsored by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County each October. If you missed it, but would like to see my paintings and prints, please email or call to arrange a visit.

I look forward to seeing you.



© copyright 2005-2014 Aaron Johnson / 831.477.9282 / aaron@aaronjohnson.net