Michael Johnson, who found his artistic genesis in Mosman growing up in a very talented artistic family, continues his imaginative journey in his current exhibition at Tim Olsen’s gallery in Sydney. These are the large, bold and passionately executed works we expect from this artist at the height of his powers. Prismatic energy – straight from the tube. Dreams of night and day.
His old art school mate Max Cullen (pictured), who combines rare artistic and thespian skills in his own life, opened the show and spoke of earlier days they shared as students of The Julian Ashton Art School.
The Exhibition is on show from the fourth to the 22nd of May 2011 at 63 Jersey Road Woollahra Sydney Tue to Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun12-5
It was my pleasure to open the first one man exhibition of a young landscape painter of promise, an ex student of the Julian Ashton Art School, who has recently travelled around the foreshores of Mosman in Sydney with his paintbox. He has brought home a charming suite of fresh and lively canvasses.
He attracts us with works that are broadly handled, with confidence. There are no second thoughts here. This artist takes the very familiar edge of Sydney Harbour and injects it with a new vitality. My long held belief that you simply cannot beat simply looking at nature is reinforced by this happy exhibition.
The exhibition is at The Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach in Mosman From May 5 until June 30 2011 during restaurant hours (7am till late evening.)