Nancy Johnson

Arts Depot Resident Artist - Studio 1

Creating delightfully colorful folk paintings, Nancy Johnson depicts ethnic pride and a loving look at black American culture.


Nancy Johnson creates delightfully colorful folk paintings depicting ethnic pride and a loving look at Black American culture. Her lively artwork is both playful and serious utilizing a pallet of brilliant, fresh colors. Since retiring from a career in nursing, Johnson has found great joy and pleasure in unleashing her creative potential through painting, drawing and writing. “I paint from my childhood memories, my family’s history,” says Johnson. “I remember games and family gatherings; and I put them all down on my canvas. They convey deep and rich meanings. Bright colors and lots of movement make each piece special and different.”