“Through the lens of beauty, contemporary art has the power to ground us in reality, validating our many difficult experiences all while uplifting us to a higher, more hopeful state of humanity." ~Tali
Fine art oil paintings and portraits gallery - original oil paintings for sale
Talya's floral paintings are awash with vibrant color and movement. Every flower is highlighted in the texture of palette knife mark making and lively brush strokes. From peony to poppy, sunflower, rose, dahlia or iris, your favorite flower is sure to bloom on Talya's canvas. While florals are generally categorized as still life's, Tali paints them as portraits—individuals. Some floral paintings may appear similar, yet on close observation each is unique. Blossoms mirror the nature of mortality. Throughout a flower's short existence it will bud, bloom, bruise, tear, wither, and dry. A select few will bear fruit. But each blossom’s beauty remains in the hearts of those who took the time to notice. This beauty is what Talya strives to recreate in paint—single frame of existence granted immortality.
All images sent to pixels are professionally photographed and color corrected to ensure the closest match possible to honor the intent of Talya Johnson’s original artworks. Products are regularly ordered and inspected by Tali personally to ensure quality and a faithful rendition of original works.
Colorful original artwork, oil portraits, commissioned oil portrait paintings, and figure oil paintings by professional Portland Oregon artist Talya Johnson are available to view and purchase in this online gallery. From the very beginning of her journey as a working artist, Tali loved drawing and painting people. Becoming a mother only intensified her passion for portraiture. "Closely examining the human face is something that holds endless fascination for me...As a child I remember painted portraits of both ancestors and strangers hung in the homes I inhabited. The images had a profound impact on my young mind, making me feel known and seen.”
The beautiful Pacific Northwest is the perfect natural inspiration for Tali's creative process. Her fine art painting features diverse landscape views and scenic panoramas of mountain ranges, peaceful hillsides, fertile river valleys, rugged coastal vistas, and picturesque country farms. In this landscape painting art gallery you will find both abstract landscape paintings painted with thick palette knife strokes, and colorful impressionist oil paintings-artwork for sale that usually began as Plein air work studies. Most of this collection was created on location in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Wall art of seascapes and treescapes by Tali are a particular favorite of art lovers who enjoy how color and texture add further meaning to conceptual painterly motifs.
Still life painting or the painting of an arrangement inanimate objects has been around for thousands of years. For Talya Johnson, this traditional genre is a relatively new interest filled with endless possibilities. Her practice of creating still lifes began out of necessity-studying objects in real life light and atmosphere in order to render them convincingly. But once flowers, food, and household objects came into the mix, the narrative and symbolic qualities of these every-day objects sparked a creative delight that continues to drive Tali to explore new themes. Fueled by her love color, texture, and harmonic asymmetrical compositions, Tali's enjoys bringing together unlikely combinations. Many of the modern still lifes she paints are from collaborative arrangements created during group paint togethers with other local artists. By carefully combining varied personal treasures into the mix, she instills her visual art with a collective diversity that is greater than the sum of its parts.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.“ ~ Pablo Picasso
Impressionist portrait painting from life
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