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About Michael

Michael Chesley Johnson, AIS MPAC, PSA, is an oil and pastel painter working in the American Southwest and the Canadian Maritimes. Primarily an outdoor painter, he teaches plein air painting workshops throughout North America.

  • MASTER PASTELLIST, Pastel Artists Canada
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, American Impressionist Society
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, Pastel Society of America
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, Pastel Society of New Mexico
  • CHARTER MEMBER, Landscape Artist International
  • MEMBER, International Plein Air Painters
  • Author, OUTDOOR STUDY TO STUDIO: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level
  • Contributing Editor, THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE
  • Frequent Contributor, THE PASTEL JOURNAL

Michael Chesley Johnson AIS MPAC PSA

Original Oil or Pastel Paintings
Sketches & demos: Any painting on this blog is AVAILABLE for purchase unless marked otherwise!
Gallery-quality paintings:

Goldenstein Gallery (Sedona, Arizona)
Green Drake Gallery (Millheim, Pennsylvania):
Symbiosis Fine Art & Jewelry (St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada):
Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery (Lubec, Maine):

Specializing in Small-Size Plein Air Workshops
Helpful Tips for the Plein Air Painter:
Online Video Courses at Plein Air Essentials
Fall/Winter Workshops:
Other Workshops:

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