Art and Antique Studio & Gallery
1429 Highland Avenue
August Featured Artist at Art & Antique Gallery
Carol Ann Johnson
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
1930's Harley Knucklehead by Artist Carol Ann Johnson
Carol Ann Johnson grew up in Indiana and always had a creative bent. She designed and made her own clothes as a teenager. However, in her little country school, there was no art instruction to speak of, so she concentrated on language. She graduated from Ball State University with a double major in English and French. Although she took a class in charcoal in college, it didn’t appeal to her creative side. Thus, there was almost no art in her life until she retired. Carol Ann went on an extended sailing trip to the Bahamas about ten years ago, discovered the joy of painting, and has been painting since, primarily using watercolor. About a year ago, she began exploring colored pencil art and has more recently been concentrating on this medium exclusively. Colored pencils provide the artist with the ability to create fine art with extraordinary detail. The drawings produce a depth of color that often resembles oil paintings. Carol Ann will be the Featured Artist in August with her show entitled “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – A Series of Antique Vehicles.” She relates, “My fascination with this subject may in fact be influenced by the fact that my father and older brother worked in the automobile industry all their lives (my father began work at the Maxwell Factory as a teenager), and my younger brother worked for Rolls Royce, who manufactures airplane engines.” Stop by to see Carol Ann and ask her about creating a painting of your prized vehicle, whether it be an automobile, plane or motorcycle. She also does pet portraits.