Based on years of memories and photographs, Krista explores the dramatic nature of florals – where flowers perform as players on a stage – highlighting the snapshot of a bouquet or a particular garden season. Some images are staged and constructed, while others are spontaneous moments from familiar spaces.

In each piece, Krista seeks to draw attention to a certain flower, or a shard of light, or a corner of space, which components are detailed and wrought. This allows her the opportunity to explore the ancillary space. Here, she makes use of certain stain techniques, washes and the looser application of paint. These elements then become more meaningful and add to the mystery of each painting.”

Krista Johnson is a Vancouver based artist. Her representational paintings allow her to explore the relationship between colour and light as it exists in the natural world. Krista graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2000. She worked as a designer and illustrator until she began to focus on painting on 2015.

Krista Johnson’s CV


Krista Johnson Endless Possibilities

Endless Possibilities  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″


Krista Johnson Constant Blooms

Constant Bloom  2019
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″


Krista Johnson End Of A Long Day

End of a Long Day  2020
Oil on panel  60″ x 36″


Krista Johnson Roses Collapse 24x24

Roses Collapsed  2016
Oil on canvas  24″ x 24″


Krista Johnson Immersed In Blue 24x20

Immersed in Blue  2019
Oil on canvas  24″x 20″


Krista Johnson Steeped In Blue 24x20

Steeped in Blue  2019
Oil on canvas  24″ x 20″


Krista Johnson The Passions Of Others 16x16

The Passions of Others  2019
Oil on panel  16″ x 16″


Krista Johnson Market Bouquet

Market Bouquet  2019
Oil on panel  16″ x 16″


Krista Johnson Speaking Their Own Language

Krista Johnson  2019
Oil on panel  16″ x 16″


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