I presume when people read an artist’s biography, they want to know why or how the artist came to create their work of art. Here is my story……
Art has always been a part of my life, so I have tried to stay creatively busy. For my honeymoon several years ago, my wife and I went to Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel was a magical place by the ocean where I encountered the coast, beach and scuba diving. These new experiences changed my life forever. Diving allowed me to witness first hand the natural beauty of a life that was unlike anything I had ever known. There is something about being by the water that soothed me allowing my everyday stresses to melt away. I knew, when I left that unique and exotic location that it changed me forever. I wanted and expected more out of life, the world seemed to be a different place.
Two of the greatest events in my life, were the births of my two sons. The first on May 10, 2004 and the second on November 21, 2006. They have shown me the fragility of each breath and why it is so important to enjoy every moment in my fast paced life. Observing my two sons grow so quickly, I realize how important it is to turn fleeing memories into my art. To convey life’s message of beauty and worth. During my down time, I dream about being back on the coast with my family, when I wish time would move more slowly. Painting allows me to experience all of my most precious moments for a second time. When I paint, I feel as though I am walking through the warm sand of Cozumel, feeling the breeze that blows the waves over the ocean life below. These moments, are when I truly was at peace and had the freedom to enjoy life’s beauty, if only for a small amount of time. I love the anonymous quote, “Life isn’t measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away”, it beautifully puts in words the memories, I want to live on forever. When I put colors onto the canvas, I am hoping that you can feel the same beauty and tranquility, I have been so blessed to witness.
I hope you enjoy my work.
Bryce A. Johnson