Douglas Johnson is a fine artist who has made Baltimore his home since 1987 when he began his studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition to his accomplishments as a painter, he has been an active member of the theatric community as a writer, director, and a producer of set designs for Annex Theater, Yellow Sign Theatre, Frith and Inle, Everyman Theater, and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Johnson’s experience includes assisting in the restoration of the Brumidi Corridors of the United States Capitol. He currently serves as the curatorial advisor of the Baltimore Eagle art gallery.
American Artist Magazine has praised Johnson’s “provocative approach to watercolor, one that relies on shockingly vibrant colors [and] flowing strokes of transparent paint,” describing him as a “serious and well-informed” artist.
Johnson has recently renewed his interest in the classical portrait by participating in local artist Grant Anderson’s weekly Studio 5N Life Drawing sessions.
Douglas Johnson’s expressionistic style, his deft treatment of color and gesture, temperature and texture, reflect a lifetime of personal involvement with sensuality and intimacy. The content of Johnson’s portfolio includes landscapes, the figurative, and portraiture. A selection of his erotic work is currently on display at the Baltimore Eagle’s art gallery and the Dirty Show in Detroit, MI.