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Portrait Commissions

The Art of Portraiture

A portrait for your own enjoyment or as a gift may begin or continue a tradition for you or your family, reflecting, at any age, the spirit and personality of the subject.

Traditionally, a portrait is done in either oil or drawing media. Each has its own fascinating qualities. There is a fluid luminosity in an oil painting, and a delicate quality to the soft rendering of charcoal or graphite drawings.

In my portraiture, I combine a classical approach to convey light and atmosphere, with candid poses which capture the unique and personal gestures of my subjects…all to assure your satisfaction with this special work of art.

-Barbara Johnson

About the Artist

Barbara Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has more than 30 years of experience as a professional artist. She has exhibited in New York, Boston, California and internationally. She has taught painting and drawing for many institutions including the Universities of California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Smith College. Her work is in private collections in New York, California, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, England, France, and the Netherlands.

If you would like further information or to discuss the process of commissioning a portrait, please contact Barbara.