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Galveston Art League Displays Lee Johnson’s Brilliant Paintings

Dickinson artist Lee Johnson, the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for January, paints every day, and she advises all artists to do the same. Her paintings, which have a luminous effect and graceful style, will be exhibited and available for purchase from January 3rd-27th at the Art League’s Downtown Galveston Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. 

Johnson works in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. She teaches oil painting, beginning watercolor, and advanced watercolor at the College of the Mainland’s Lifelong Learning Center in La Marque. Her favorite subjects to paint include plants, landscapes, portraits, wildlife, and abstracts.

“Design is the most important thing,” says Johnson, a professional member of the nonprofit Galveston Art League. “I messed around for 10 years before I learned design, and then it was like a light switch turned on. By design, I mean the objects to include in the painting and where to put them ― the darks, lights, and mid-tones to use; the big and little pieces you need. And you need a big object that stands out.”

Johnson, who began painting about three decades ago, sells her paintings at both Galveston Art League galleries and through exhibits such as those held at the Dickinson Library in May and Seabrook Library in June. Her awards include a “Spring 2018 Best of Show” for “Tropicals” and “Winter 2017 Best of Show” for “Sunflower” in Art League competitions.

The mission of the Galveston Art League, a 104-year-old nonprofit organization, is to promote visual arts. The Art League promotes local artists and offers many educational opportunities to the community at large. It operates galleries on Postoffice in Galveston and at 611 6th St. N. in Texas City.

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