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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
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

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

A Compassionate Vision by Gussie Fauntleroy, Southwest Art, November 2013 www.southwestart.com
Focusing on Figures, The Great American Figurative Exhibition by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art, Nov. 2010
A Win-Win Situation, Sampling of OPA Award Winners by Devon Jackson, Southwest Art, August 2008
Collector’s Choice Figure by Norman Kolpas, Southwest Art, October 2007
Capturing the Human Spirit by Dr. Lew Deitch, Artbook of the New West, Fall/Winter 2005-06
Getting Personal by Gussie Fauntleroy, Southwest Art, November 2004
Unveiling the Inner Soul by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Focus Santa Fe, June/July 2004

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

22nd Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, Texas. May 2013
American Art Invitational - Small Gems, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek, Denver, CO Nov 2012
Au Naturel - Art of the Human Form show and demo, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek, Denver, CO Oct 2012
20th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. June 2011 
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 2010
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 2009
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 2008
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
Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston, MA. April 2007
15th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Missoula, MT.  May 2006
Beaux Arts '06, Scottsdale Artists' School Annual Auction. Scottsdale, AZ.  April 2006
14th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL.   May, 2005
16th Annual PEBC Art Auction and Exhibition, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO.  Oct., 2004
Salon International 2004, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.  May, 2004
Three Person Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT.  March, 2004
Miniature Show, Deloney Newkirk, Santa Fe, NM.   No., 2003
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Taos, NM.  May, 2003
18th Annual Best and the Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ.  Feb., 2003
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
Three New Artists, Merrill Johnson Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO.  Jan., 2002
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., 2001
15th Annual Best and the Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ.  Feb., 2000 - Image of painting on cover of Arizona Trends, March 2000 

Awards and Honors

Demo & Dialogue 'The Essential Portrait in Oil', Madden Museum of Art, Greenwood Village, CO. 2014
Workshop Instruction, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO. 2014
Gold Medal Award, Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition, 2013
Workshop Instruction, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO. 2013
Painting Demonstrations, Au Naturel - Art of the Human Form, Saks Galleries - Cherry Creek, Denver, CO 2012
Painting Demonstration, OPA’s National Juried Exhibition, 2012
3rd Place - Signature Member, OPA’s Fall Online Exhibition. 2011
Workshop Instruction, North River Arts Society, Marshfield Hills, MA. 2010
Workshop Instruction, Coppini Academy of Art, San Antonio, TX. 2010
Workshop Instruction, North River Arts Society, Marshfield Hills, MA. 2009
Certificate of Excellence. Portrait Society of America's 11th Annual International Portrait Competition, 2009
Hunter Editions Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition, 2008
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, 2007
Top One Hundred finalist, Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon, 2006.
Jack Richeson & CO. Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition, 2006
PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition, 2005
Finalist winner in the Portrait & Figure category. The Artist's magazine 21st Annual Art Competition, 2004.
William Schneider OPA Award of Excellence. OPA National Juried Exhibition, 2003.
2nd Place Professional. Scottsdale Artist's School, Best and the Brightest Show, 2003.
Best of Show. Scottsdale Artist's School, Best and the Brightest Show, 2001

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


 
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