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Richard Johnson

  • Painter

Persistence Works

Richard Johnson is a painter who makes work in response to the natural landscape and how it changes with the weather, the seasons and as a result of human activity. His work ranges from highly detailed images of trees to paintings that depict natural features such as river deltas, flood plains and sea ice, as seen from above. Richard also regularly works outdoors in the Peak District, making painted studies of the landscape and the weather.

As well as wall-based work Richard makes work for installation and digital art for screens. He regularly collaborates with other artists including his wife, composer Amanda Johnson, and most recently the acclaimed poet Damian Le Bas.

Richard’s work has been shown at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries, Wentworth Woodhouse, Creswell Crags and Buxton Museum. He has work in public collections including the National Coal Mining Museum and Nottingham Trent University Art Collection. In 2018 he was recognised by the Government for an art project he ran with residents of former mining villages.