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Twin Lakes Live Oak   2014  oil on canvas


Views from the Hill: In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UCSC Campus

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
April 17th through June 14th, 2015
Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz

One Hundred Trees

Scotts Valley Public Library
April 25th through July 25th, 2015

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 was recently honored to be one of the nominees for the 2016-2017 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Program from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Each October I participate in the Open Studios Art Tour sponsored by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. My studio doors open this year on October 10 & 11 and 17 & 18. Until then, if you would like to see the paintings and woodcuts in my Live Oak studio please email or call to arrange a visit.

I look forward to seeing you.


© copyright 2005-14 Aaron Johnson / 831.477.9282 / aaron@aaronjohnson.net