Amber and Pearls

Amber and Pearls
24" X 52"
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Ariana

Ariana
30" X 24"
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Arising

Arising
36" X 24"
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Aurora

Aurora
40" X 30"
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Awakening

Awakening
24" X 48"
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Ballet Dreams

Ballet Dreams
18" X 24"
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Bare Shoulder

Bare Shoulder
36" X 24"
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Battenburg Fan

Battenburg Fan
24" X 18"
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Bedtime Story

Bedtime Story
30" X 40"
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Bella Rosa

Bella Rosa
36" X 18"
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Blue Beginnings

Blue Beginnings
36" X 15"
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Blue Muse

Blue Muse
24" X 18"
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Blue Reflections

Blue Reflections
20" X 16"
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Contemplation

Contemplation
24" X 24"
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Crimson Grace

Crimson Grace
30" X 24"
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Crimson Sonata

Crimson Sonata
30" X 24"
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Crimson Sonata

Crimson Sonata
30" X 24"
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Duo Noir

Duo Noir
36" X 24"
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Dusk to Dawn

Dusk to Dawn
18" X 36"
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El Fuego

El Fuego
40" X 30"
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Ember's Glow

Ember's Glow
36" X 24"
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Evening Comes

Evening Comes
30" X 40"
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Evening Rose

Evening Rose
24" X 18"
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Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams
30" X 40"
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Golden Repose

Golden Repose
24" X 48"
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Hidden Reflection

Hidden Reflection
24" X 12"
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In the Wings

In the Wings
20" X 16"
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Iris

Iris
36" X 24"
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La Reina

La Reina
40" X 30"
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Lily

Lily
24" X 48"
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Lyraca

Lyraca
20" X 16"
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Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue
20" X 40"
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Moments of Serenity

Moments of Serenity
30" X 30"
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Moonlight

Moonlight
28" X 50"
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Nightfall

Nightfall
24" X 48"
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Ocean Grace

Ocean Grace
40" X 30"
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Parting Glance

Parting Glance
24" X 18"
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Pause

Pause
36" X 12"
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Repose

Repose
28" X 50"
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Romanza

Romanza
36" X 24"
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Rose Slipper

Rose Slipper
36" X 24"
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Roses and Venice

Roses and Venice
40" X 30"
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Sapphire Dreams

Sapphire Dreams
18" X 36"
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Secret Garden

Secret Garden
30" X 40"
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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray
36" X 60"
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Simple Graces

Simple Graces
40" X 30"
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Summer Dawn

Summer Dawn
36" X 24"
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Sunlite Paradise

Sunlite Paradise
36" X 24"
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Sunshine and Lace

Sunshine and Lace
14" X 9"
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Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender
18" X 36"
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Tapestry

Tapestry
24" X 36"
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Twilight Muse

Twilight Muse
24" X 48"
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White Rose

White Rose
48" X 36"
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Wild Garden and Lace

Wild Garden and Lace
40" X 30"
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A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

The luminescent beauty and lyrical quality of Richard S. Johnson's work is what captivates collectors today. "Old Masters" technical virtuosity, pre-Raphael romanticism, and contemporary expressionism and abstraction all combine to create his unique works of touching depth and artistry.
Rick's expressive skill for capturing the human form has brought him numerous commissions:

John F. Kennedy at the JFK Memorial Library in Boston.

A commemorative painting of the presidents from Eisenhower to Bush currently hanging at the President's Council on Physical Fitness in Washington D.C.

Rear Admiral Richard S. Truly, USN, the first commander of the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger.

Gracie Gold, Gold Medal Champion, 2014 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships

Limited Edition Lithograph for the USA Olympic Ski Team

Promotional poster for the Biz International Classic Soccer Championship in Mexico.

Born in Chicago to an artistic family, his earliest reminiscences are of pouring through Charles Dana Gibson, N.C. Wyeth, and John Singer Sargent books on rainy afternoons. While still in grade school he won a scholarship to the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. He later attended the American Academy of Art and upon graduation began a very successful career as an illustrator.

Turning his attentions to fine art after winning a competition in International Artists Magazine, Rick was invited to Japan where his one man show was so successful that he has been invited back numerous times and has developed an international base of collectors. He has also won many awards in competitions here in the United States including the Award of Excellence, in the Oil Painters of America 2003 Midwest regional Juried Competition.

Perhaps the term that best describes Rick's work is "Poetic Intimacy". His sure brush strokes, bold use of color and impasto, and delicate rendering of the human face and form all work together in a harmony that refuses to draw attention to themselves for their technical virtuosity, but rather to draw their viewer into the awareness that they are sharing one, serene, contemplative moment; that the light that pours over the subject's skin also caresses theirs.

Awards and Shows:
2005 JURY`S TOP 50 and HONERABLE MENTION Salon International,International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2003 AWARD OF EXCELENCE, Oil Painters of America Midwest Regional Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago IL 2003 FINALIST in the RSVP: THE DIRECTORY of ILLUSTRATION and DESIGN PORTRAIT COMPETITION, to be featured on their Web Site in spring of 2004 and displayed in May of 2004 at The Society of Illustrators in New York, NY 2003 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2003 Finalist in ARTIST’S MAGAZINE 20th Annual Art Competition 2002 Finalist in ARTIST’S MAGAZINE 19th Annual Art Competition 2001 Third Place award and published in the December 2001 issue of International Artists Magazine 2001 Finalist in Artists Magazine Art Competition 1999 Finalist in The Artists Magazine Art Competition 1998 Winner of the Janet Ross Commemorative Award for landscapes from The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. 1997 Winner of the ARTemis Award from the Romance Writers of America

Shows and Competitions: 2004 - RSVP`S Portrait Exhibition, The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY 2003 – Oil Painters of America 2003 Midwest Regional Juried Exhibition – Hilligoss Gallery – Chicago, IL 2003 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition – Taos, NM 2002 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition – Chicago, IL 2000 Oil Painters of America Show – Arlington Heights, IL 1999 California Watercolor Society Annual Show 1998 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Annual Show

Solo Exhibitions: September 2005 - Solo Exhibition, The Studio of Long Grove, Long Grove, IL and The Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL June 2005 - Solo Exhibition, The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX September 2004 - Solo Exhibition, The Studio of Long Grove, Long Grove, IL and The Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL June 2004 - Solo Exhibition, The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX April 2003-Exhibition with Enatsu Galleries of Japan in Misato, Japan December 2002-Exhibitions with Enatsu Galleries of Japan in Kumamoto and Yokohama, Japan July 2002-Exhibitions with Enatsu Galleries of Japan in Nagano and Sapporo, Japan

Portraiture: Portraits of John F. Kennedy currently on display at the JFK Memorial Library in Boston, MA

Commemorative Painting to honor the Presidents from Eisenhower to Bush, currently hanging at the President’s Council on Physical Fitness in Washington, D.C.

Portrait of Rear Admiral Richard H. Truly, USN, Commander of the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger.