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Why I Create Today

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

When I was a child, I used to love to doodle. I loved it so much that it became a sort of obsession, so much so that the ability to draw sort of grew in me. It wasn't that big a deal though, until other kids in school would marvel at my ability. I was better at art than anybody in my class, and I began to realize that it was this that would define me.

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Stella's Art Gallery

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Now, I live in Lake County, which is just east of Cleveland. There is a very weak art scene here, even less than in Cleveland, which has an organization called Can Art, which does its level best to drum up interest, to mixed results. This leads me up to the subject of this blog, which is Stella's Art Gallery.

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Creating this Series

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

You may ask why I decided to create images of these archetypes. My art over the years, at least the non-commercial art, has involved simply attacking the paper with whatever media, (usually felt-tip pens), and letting the image create itself through me. In this case, however, it was about being focused on a specific aim. Having many years of free lance illustration experience helped greatly. I researched each one, did many pre-sketches, and relied heavily on the discipline of art. Below is a description of the process involved in each image. Please note that I am an American, so my...

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The Importance of Art in Difficult Times

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

So what can we do as artists? Does anything artists produce change anything? Well, my answer is not a resounding yes, but a quiet and confident affirmative.

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Influences

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

The art that I'm producing these days reflects dozens of influences, and to be honest, I'm not really sure exactly which ones combined to create what you see here. Everything moves through something else.

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