Ken Johnson’s distinctive contemporary paintings of the Australian, Italian and
Spanish landscape are iconic. Johnson has exhibited his works throughout almost all major international cities and has been included in art collections worldwide including The National Museum of Damascus, Syria, Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and the Presidential Palace in Israel to name just a few.
With an art career that spans over 40 years, his work articulates his holistic approach to life; an emotive depiction of his travels and his commitment to humanitarian projects, fund raising for charities and community services.
His unique style transcends via the mood and atmospheric imagery, paying particular importance to ephemeral and chance encounters whilst researching often more isolated subjects, being carefully selected and paying homage to life and love.
His technical prowess affords him the title of being one of Australia’s most popular painters today.
“Ken Johnson has bent the meaning of depth with his approach to the landscape and human imagery using lines and insets. These are geometric metaphors and conceptual scansions of distance that evolve into a visionary representation.”
100+ in Gold Coast, Tweed River, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Newcastle, Perth, Los Angeles, Chicago, Switzerland, New York, Massachusets, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, China, Korea, Scotland, Syria, India, Norway, Japan, Portugal.
Awards and Prizes
16+ in Gosford, Switzerland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane.
AGL Electricity Ltd
The Art Trust, Melbourne
New Merck Pty Ltd
Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd NEC Australia
NSW Treasury Corporation Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW News Corporation
Presidential Palace Israel
Rupert Murdoch (Private Collection) Salamon Smith Barney Australia P/L Southcorp
Star City Casino, Sydney
St George Bank
St Martins Properties
William M Mercer
Bank of America
Boston Consulting Group
Burdett Buckeridge & Young
Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania
Corrs, Chambers, Westgarth, Sydney CS First Boston Bank
Gosford City Council, New South Wales
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
Grosshill Properties, UK Hewlett Packard
Jones Lang Wootton, UK Legal & General Insurance Ltd Leighton Holdings LtdLend Lease
Lloyds of London
Dominos Corp . New York. USA 1998
University of Hobart, Tasmania National Museum of Damascus, Syria Elle Macpherson (private collection) Bryce Courtney (private collection) Creditline Aust
Edith Cowan University Perth Immigration Museum Melbourne Korn Ferry International
Tweed Regional Gallery
Umehara Nagoya Japan
University of North Queensland
Western Australian Maritime
Australian Embassy, Moscow Russia 2013