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Pajaro Hills Oak   2013  oil on canvas


Open Studios!
Art & Chocolate 2014 Invitational

Tour the studios of twelve artists in the Live Oak and Pleasure Point neighborhoods, all in a one-mile radius.
Mother's Day weekend May 10th &11th, 11am to 5pm
My studio is at 1305 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz
Stop by for a chocolate treat, and plenty of art!

Click for an Information page, including a link to event poster and printable map.

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 to hold 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