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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Nancy Chaboun
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Johanna Harmon
artwork

b. 1968

  "Faces fascinate me.  I am especially drawn to the qualities that make an individual unique--the kind of beauty that you cannot invent.  In particular, I look for nurturing personalities.  Once I'm captivated by how a person carries themselves or how a child gestures, I am driven to meet the challenge of not only capturing a likeness on canvas but more importantly, breathing life into that likeness."     —Johanna Harmon

  Johanna Harmon has been a student of life since her childhood in Arizona.  To express her feelings about what she saw back then, she started drawing at age 7.  Observations and emotions continue to be at the core of her paintings.  Not only does she document the world around her, she also expresses her personal response to the glory of creation, whether exemplified by a dancer's discipline and grace or by a little girl's indulgence in the colors and fragrances of a secret garden.

  Bringing to life a multi-dimensional person on a two-dimensional canvas requires mastery of the formal aspects of art.  Harmon's skills are both accurate and beautiful.  Drawing has always been her passion, and for the past decade, she has succeeded in turning the power of color, light and shadow into effective tools that animate the stories on her canvas.  Her sophisticated brushwork adds movement and energy to the surfaces of her paintings, especially the luscious, impasto passages of oil pigments that contrast against thinner, subtler applications.

  As much as Harmon paints for the public, she also admits that for her, painting is a path of self-discovery. "To paint is to honor who I am, one brushstroke at a time," she says.  Although she works very methodically, at some point, Harmon lets intuition reign.  When that happens, she is at one with the canvas, which takes over, bringing the painter to the role of the observer once again.

  In viewing Harmon's paintings, one senses the reverence and compassion that first drew Harmon to the person.  Her paintings record unique and individual moments in life, those fleeting seconds that add up to the magnificent, complex symphony we call life.

Education:

The Artist’s Guild and Bright Light Fine Art, Taos, NM. Workshops 2014
Art Students League, Denver, CO. Workshops, 2001 - Current
Fechin Art Institute, Taos, NM. Workshops, 1999 - 2002
Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ. Workshops and Classes, 1995 - 2000

Publications:

2017   “The Art of the Portrait, 19th Annual International Portrait Competition” by Christine Egnoski,             International Artist, August/September
2015   “Unveiling Johanna Harmon’s Golden Orchids” by Christine Egnoski, American Art Collector,             February
2015   “Setting a New High Mark” by Edward Jonas, International Artist Magazine, February
2014   “Highlighting Women Artists” by Kelly Compton, Fine Art Connoisseur, September/October 2013  A        Compassionate Vision by Gussie Fauntleroy, Southwest Art, November
2010  Focusing on Figures, The Great American Figurative Exhibition by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art,        November
2008  A Win-Win Situation, Sampling of OPA Award Winners by Devon Jackson, Southwest Art, August
2007  Collector’s Choice Figure by Norman Kolpas, Southwest Art, October
2005  Capturing the Human Spirit by Dr. Lew Deitch, Artbook of the New West, Fall/Winter 2005-06
2004  Getting Personal by Gussie Fauntleroy, Southwest Art, November
2004  Unveiling the Inner Soul by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Focus Santa Fe, June/July

Solo Exhibitions:

2017  Figures In Still Life, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA October
2016   Boston Intimate Salon Show, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2015  Exploring the Poetic Figure, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA April
2013  Reflected Beauty, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA October
2012  The Illuminated Soul, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM Nov
2010  The Painter’s Voice, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Oct.
2009  Painting the Inspired Portrait, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Sept.
2008  Introspective, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.  June
2006  Beauty Refined, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.  September
2006  New Works, Lynne Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ.  May

Group Exhibitions:

2017   Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition
2017   Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition ‘Art of the Portrait’ Finalist
2016   Boston Figure Painting Competition, Academy of Realist Art Boston
2016   “Contemporary Figuration,” Abend Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO
2015   25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show and Silver Leaf Project, Abend Gallery of Fine
        Art, Denver, CO
2015   31st Anniversary Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2015   “Grand Opening Exhibition of New Location,” Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2015   Oil Painters of America's Western Regional Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO
2015   “Contemporary Figuration,” Abend Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO
2014   23rd Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Bennington, VT
2013  22nd Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, Texas. May
2012  American Art Invitational - Small Gems, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek, Denver, CO Nov 2012
2012  Au Naturel - Art of the Human Form show and demo, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek, Denver, CO Oct
2011  20th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. June  
2010  Holiday Small Works Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. December
2010  Great American Figurative Painters Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. November
2010  California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, CA. June
2010  Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston, MA. March
2009  Holiday Small Works Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. December
2009  Great American Figurative Painters Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. November
2009  Beaux Arts '09, Scottsdale Artists' School Annual Auction. Scottsdale, AZ.  November
2009  18th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. May
2009  Portrait Society of America's 11th Annual International Portrait Competition,
2009  Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston, MA. March
2009  "ArtFeast", McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM. February
2008  Great American Figurative Painters Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. November
2008  17th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Missoula, MT. May
2008  Beaux Arts '08, Scottsdale Artists' School Annual Auction. Scottsdale, AZ.  April
2008  Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston, MA. February
2008  le Bal de Corsaire, Donation for Colorado Ballet Auction, Denver, CO. January
2007  Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. November
2007  16th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX. May 2007
2007  Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston, MA. April 2007
2006  15th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Missoula, MT.  May 2006
2006  Beaux Arts '06, Scottsdale Artists' School Annual Auction. Scottsdale, AZ.  April 2006
2005  14th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL.   May, 2005
2004  16th Annual PEBC Art Auction and Exhibition, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO.  Oct., 2004
2004  Salon International 2004, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.  May, 2004
2004  Three Person Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT.  March, 2004
2003  Miniature Show, Deloney Newkirk, Santa Fe, NM.   No., 2003
2003  Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Taos, NM.  May, 2003
2003  18th Annual Best and the Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ.  Feb., 2003
2002  Miniature Show, Deloney Newkirk, Santa Fe, NM.  Nov.
2002  Fall All Gallery, Merrill Johnson Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO.  Oct., 2002 - Live demo with model
       at opening
2002  Three New Artists, Merrill Johnson Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO.  Jan.
2001  Oil Painters of America West/NW Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art,        Springville, UT
2001  16th Annual Best and the Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ.  Feb.
2000  15th Annual Best and the Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ.  Feb. 2000  Image of painting on cover of Arizona Trends, March  

Awards and Honors:

2017  2nd Place Portrait Society of America's 19th Annual International Potrait Competition
2017  Portraiture Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
2017   Demonstration and Panelist, Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition Convention
2017   Workshop Instruction, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ
2016  Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America's 18th Annual International Portrait Competition
2016   Limited Size: Unlimited Talent, fundraiser donation, Portrait Society of America’s International         Portrait Competition
2016   Participant, Academy of Realist Art Boston Painting Competition
2016   Workshop Instruction, Scottsdale Artist’ School, Scottsdale, AZ
2015   1st Place Non-Commissioned Portrait Category, Portrait Society of America’s Member’s         Only         Competition
2015   Juror of Awards and Demonstration, OPA’s Western Regional Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO
2015   Art for Life benefiting Project Angel Heart, Demonstration Donation, Live Auction, Abend Gallery,         Denver, CO
2015   Curator and Juror of Awards, Focus on Figures, North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA
2015   Workshop Instruction, North River Arts Society, Marshfield Hills, MA
2015   Workshop Instruction, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ
2014  Demo & Dialogue 'The Essential Portrait in Oil', Madden Museum of Art, Greenwood Village, CO
2014  Workshop Instruction, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
2013  Gold Medal Award, Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition,
2013  Workshop Instruction, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO. 2013
2012  Painting Demonstrations, Au Naturel - Art of the Human Form, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek,                Denver, CO
2012  Painting Demonstration, OPA’s National Juried Exhibition
2011  3rd Place - Signature Member, OPA’s Fall Online Exhibition
2010  Workshop Instruction, North River Arts Society, Marshfield Hills, MA
2010  Workshop Instruction, Coppini Academy of Art, San Antonio, TX
2009  Workshop Instruction, North River Arts Society, Marshfield Hills, MA
2009  Certificate of Excellence. Portrait Society of America's 11th Annual International Portrait Competition
2008  Hunter Editions Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition
2007  Finalist in the Portrait & Figure category of The Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition
2007  Best of Show -American National Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition
2006  Top One Hundred finalist, Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon
2006  Jack Richeson & CO. Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition
2005  PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition
2004  Finalist winner in the Portrait & Figure category. The Artist's magazine 21st Annual Art Competition
2003  William Schneider OPA Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition,
2003  2nd Place Professional. Scottsdale Artist's School, Best and the Brightest Show
2001  Best of Show. Scottsdale Artist's School, Best and the Brightest Show

Affiliations:

California Art Club, Out-of-State Artist
Oil Painters of America, Signature Member


 
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