Collection: MARK JOHNSON | UNSETTLED WEATHER

ARTIST  STATEMENT

The experience of living for extended periods on Pumpkin Knob, a small island in Casco Bay, Maine, without electricity or running water, is at the core of my paintings. I am surrounded by weather, tides, moon cycles, cloud formations, and the play of wind, all offering a world in constant motion and flux. The landscape and the transient states of the sea and sky provide endless opportunities to explore an ongoing interest in combining opposites—abstraction and representation, movement and stillness, near and far, the known and the unknown—while also underscoring my view of art as both a form of communication and a means for contemplation.