CULTIVATING INTIMACY
June 5-30, 2021

Working with dried flowers, fresh bouquets and flowers foraged from her neighbourhood, “Cultivating Intimacy” is Krista’s reflection on a very strange year – one of isolation and repetition. These new works developed from a curiosity of months of intimate observations with the source materials and a real need for closeness.

Krista’s process, to appreciate and explore natural beauty, became a necessary act of self care and helped her sustain connections, which she thought might be lost in this past year.

The compositions came from her desire to create spaces that allow for intimate relationships with nature and flowers . Her studies allowed for more spontaneous marks and gave her the freedom to explore the subtleties of colour. Her larger pieces provided an opportunity to expand on these ideas, building layers and brush marks while working with photo references, sketches and from life. Some of the paintings exhibit a feeling of nostalgia, with wilted and dried roses in shades of yellows, green, gold and deep pinks. These paintings contrast with other lighter pieces that seek to celebrate the blooms that comes from a new season. Each painting can be viewed as part of an eternal cycle – some works of joy, energy and passion and others of melancholy and stillness.

Krista Johnson’s CV

Krista Johnson Navigating New Territory

Navigating New Territory  2021
Oil on canvas  54″ x 54″
$5,200.00

 

Krista Johnson Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″
$4,300.00

 

Krista Johnson Endless Possibilities

Endless Possibilities  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″
$4,300.00

 

Krista Johnson Full Of Life

Full Of Life  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″
$4,300.00

 

Krista Johnson Days Gone By

Days Gone By  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″
SOLD

 

Krista Johnson Daily Meditations

Daily Meditations  2021
Oil on canvas  60″ x 60″ quadriptych
$5,900.00

 

Krista Johnson Eternally Grateful

Eternally Grateful  2021
Oil on canvas  50″ x 40″
SOLD

 

Krista Johnson Conversations In Time

Conversations In Time  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Krista Johnson Under My Skin

Under My Skin  2021
Oil on panel  24″ x 24″
$1,700.00

 

Krista Johnson Loving Kindness

Loving Kindness  2021
Oil on canvas  36″ x36″
$3,000.00

 

Krista Johnson In This Present Moment

In This Present Moment  2021
Oil on canvas  40″ x 30″
SOLD

 

Krista Johnson Study-Peony Bouquet 2

Peony Bouquet 2 (Study)
Oil on board  16.5″ x 16.5″
SOLD

 

Krista Johnson Study-Through The Seasons 1

Through The Seasons 1 (Study)
Oil on board  16.5″ x 16.5″
$600.00 (framed)

 

Krista Johnson Study-Through The Seasons 2

Through The Seasons 2 (Study)
Oil on board  16.5″ x 16.5″
$600.00 (framed)

 

Krista Johnson Study-Through The Seasons 3

Through The Seasons 3 (Study)
Oil on board  16.5″ x 16.5″
SOLD