Trekkers – Wooden Lobster Pot Buoy Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 21, 2014 11:00 PM EDT

Lobster Buoys

Johnson, Kris - "Duck Rock"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD to sw2eeccc8
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

"Duck Rock".



Kris Johnson's interest is in shape, form, and negative space. She hopes for some small sense of mystery in her paintings, some lyricism and energy in her compositions.

Kris has been painting since 1988. In 1997 she started using acrylics on a trip to Normandy and Brittany. Now she prefers acrylic because of its immediacy and since it pollutes neither people nor the environment.

Kris lives part of the year in southwestern France. The balance of her time is spent in mid-coast Maine where she has been full time for over 30 years and part-time since World War II. Her work is largely from France and Maine, though she has shown widely in New England and Europe.

"I have been trying to concentrate on simplifying my paintings for the past few years. The painters I admire seem to say the most with the greatest economy of line and paint. The product of this effort should be abstraction. I don't aspire to complete abstraction; I do aspire to reduce, and then reduce again my shapes to a simple reflection of an idea. Nicholas DeStael in his late work, is most successful at this.

A letter I received this year from a collector in New Hampshire touched me a great deal. It explains my work better than I:

She says: "I spent most of the drive home Saturday thinking and wondering on your work­-What it is that pulls me in so totally. The colors, especially the brilliant rust in the '03 pieces, the design and balance are wonderful, but the reason they stay with me so totally is the unseen dimension you've slipped in - a soul-like quality I can neither see nor touch, only feel! "

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