About Michael

Michael Chesley Johnson, 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, Pastel Society of America
  • SIGNATURE MEMBER, Pastel Society of New Mexico
  • JURIED MEMBER, Oil Painters of America
  • JURIED MEMBER, American Impressionist Society
  • Author, BACKPACKER PAINTING
  • Contributing Editor, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE
  • Frequent Contributor, THE PASTEL JOURNAL
Michael Chesley Johnson MPAC PSA
www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com
mcj.painter@gmail.com

Original Oil or Pastel Paintings
Sketches & demos: Daily Paintworks
Gallery-quality paintings: www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com

Galleries
Pumphouse Studio Gallery (Sedona, Arizona):  www.pumphousegallery.com
Friar's Bay Studio Gallery (Campobello Island, Canada):  www.friarsbaygallery.com
Green Drake Gallery (Millheim, Pennsylvania):  www.greendrakegallery.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
Winter/Spring Workshops: www.PaintSedona.com
Summer/Fall Workshops: www.PaintCampobello.com
Other Workshops: http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/html/workshops.htm

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