Johnson paints portraits of dogs, but she began as a human portrait artist. One day, she added a cocker spaniel to a painting, and that started a new direction in her art. Friends asked her to paint their dogs, and she’s been painting portraits of them eversince. She hasn’t looked back.
“Suddenly I realised that dogs and their owners were so much easier and more enjoyable to paint because they [the dogs] don’t have any attitude as to what they look like,”she said.
Below is a gallery of her sensitive, masterful and beautiful renderings of dogs, and their prfound conection to us.