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.
First Friday at Vino Cruz A solo exhibit of my oil paintings and woodcut prints will be open for First Friday, September 5th from 5pm to 8pm and continuing through the month. Vino Cruz is on Abbott Square off of Cooper Street, Santa Cruz.
My new home and studio is located on Chanticleer Ave in central Live Oak. I'll be open as usual for the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour. This year my studio will be open on the first and third weekends in October.
If you miss Open Studios, but would like to view my paintings and prints, please email or call to arrange a visit.
I look forward to seeing you.