Adrian Johnson began his painting journey in the early 1980s by joining the Wonthaggi Art Group.
While attending workshops he was able to gain sufficient knowledge of the painting process to develop his own style of capturing the light in the landscape.
Australian impressionists Peter Smales, Max Wilks and English painter David Curtis have been a source of inspiration and learning. Adrian has exhibited and painted extensively throughout Victoria and NSW with watercolour artist Bob Pelchen. The Southern Grampians and the high country around Mansfield and Mt Buller have provided spectacular ‘plein air’ painting challenges in recent times. Adrian is a past recipient of the Bass Coast Acquisitive Award and has been invited to judge at many local art shows.
He has a long association with the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA). In 2011 he was awarded a guild fellowship for outstanding achievement.
'I try to achieve a determined work practice to help solve problems that may arise during the painting process. Varying my technique and subject throws up many challenges. I believe working in this manner improves my development as a landscape painter.'
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.