Watercolor, "Castaway," 15"x22"

A full-time artist and workshop leader from Kennebunk, Maine, and Princeton Junction, New Jersey, Russ is widely known for watercolors that capture the many moods of Coastal Maine and rural New Jersey.  His work ranges from loose, impressionistic sketches to highly realistic drybrush paintings that echo a technique first mastered by Albrecht Durer nearly 500 years ago and later refined by Andrew Wyeth.

   His interest in photography began during his college years and expanded during his time as a magazine editor.  He favors dramatic landscapes and still lifes from nature.
   He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wagner College. ​

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Recent photography

Watercolor, "Updike Abstract," 15"x22"

Watercolor, "Sailing Maine," 15"x22"

About the artist

Russ Johnson ART

Original watercolors and photography