About Michael

Michael Chesley Johnson, AIS MPAC, PSA, is an oil and pastel painter working in the American Southwest and the Canadian Maritimes. Primarily an outdoor painter, he teaches plein air painting workshops throughout North America.


  • MASTER PASTELLIST, Pastel Artists Canada
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, American Impressionist Society
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, Pastel Society of America
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, Pastel Society of New Mexico
  • JURIED MEMBER, Oil Painters of America
  • JURIED MEMBER, American Impressionist Society
  • CHARTER MEMBER, Landscape Artist International
  • MEMBER, International Plein Air Painters
  • Author, BACKPACKER PAINTING:  Oil & Pastel Outdoors
  • Contributing Editor, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE
  • Frequent Contributor, THE PASTEL JOURNAL
Michael Chesley Johnson AIS MPAC PSA PSNM
www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com
mcj.painter@gmail.com

Original Oil or Pastel Paintings
Sketches & demos: Any painting on this blog is AVAILABLE for purchase unless marked otherwise!
Gallery-quality paintings: www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com

Galleries
Goldenstein Gallery (Sedona, Arizona) www.goldensteinart.com
Sedona Arts Center (Sedona, Arizona) www.sedonaartscenter.com
Northern Tides (Lubec, Maine) www.northerntides.com
Green Drake Gallery (Millheim, Pennsylvania):  www.greendrakegallery.com
Symbiosis Fine Art & Jewelry (St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada):  www.SymbiosisFineArt.com
Pumphouse Studio Gallery (Sedona, Arizona):  www.pumphousegallery.com
Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery (Lubec, Maine):  www.artistsretreatmaine.com

Specializing in Small-Size Plein Air Workshops
Helpful Tips for the Plein Air Painter: http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/
Online Video Courses at Plein Air Essentials
Fall/Winter Workshops: www.PaintSedona.com
SummerWorkshops: www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com
Other Workshops: http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/html/workshops.htm

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