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Old Live Oak   2015 oil on canvas


California Trees
A solo exhibit of paintings and woodcuts at:

Negative Space Gallery at Dependable Letterpress
1192 Illinois Street, between 22nd & 23rd
in San Francisco's Dogpatch
November 11th - January 27th
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Exhibit ends: Friday, January 27th at noon

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.


A special thank you to Joel Benson for hosting my exhibit at Negative Space Gallery in San Francisco. The gallery shares a space with his printshop: Dependable Letterpress.

Each October I participate in the Open Studios Art Tour sponsored by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. At other times of year you are welcome to email or call to arrange a studio visit.

I look forward to seeing you.


© copyright 2005-17 Aaron Johnson / 831.477.9282 / aaron@aaronjohnson.net