Dorothy Churchill Johnson       

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Contemporary Realism

 Early on I decided that my greatest strength as an artist is my drawing skill. I've been working toward making my mural-sized paintings a synthesis of realism with abstraction and other contemporary influences such as neo-pop and surrealism,by finding beauty in the tiny details of ordinary things and blowing them up to visual extremes. Intricacies of surfaces -- the mathematical patterns of plaid and houndstooth, cracks in the pavement, fragments of torn notices from sign posts, even the growth pattern of botanicals become abstractions of texture and design.