Megan Woodard Johnson

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Dreams Fly Out the Window Forgotten Scrapbook Seaside Daydream
Learning to Read a Map Right Where You Left Off The Time We Thought We Knew Where We Were Going

West Bend, Wisconsin

Artist Statement:

My abstract mixed media work combines collected materials like vintage books, ledgers, and hand-written correspondence with expressive layers of paint and drawn marks. This juxtaposition of found paper ephemera, which carries history of its own, with my intuitive use of color creates contemporary paintings that celebrate the energy of the present as well as the nostalgia of the past. 

Johnson’s work is hard to categorize- collage? painting? mixed media? Megan says that she works in layers- obscuring some parts and revealing others, while she shows a build-up of color, texture, and material. To her, this process represents a personal experience that she hopes will draw you, the viewer, into her images that will demand a closer inspection.