Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson

Born in the U.S., Janet Johnson grew up amid the rolling hills and lush farmland of central Pennsylvania, beginning her lifelong fascination with the landscape.

Educated at the Tyler School of Art and Villa Schifanoia School of Art in Florence, Janet studied first-hand the masterworks of Italian painting and sculpture.  That experience fueled her desire to present themes of beauty in a figurative style.

The dramatic landscape art of the Romantic period is an important influence on the artist’s portrayal of the landscape.  In a similar way, Janet envisions the profound experience of nature: as a source of pleasure and sensuous beauty as well as spiritual uplift.

The expansive mountain scene is a hallmark of the artist’s style.  The mountain landscape is framed as a metaphor for the larger journey of life.  Against this backdrop the artist portrays moments of serene contemplation, as well as scenes of action that highlight moments of courage in a challenging environment.

In her nocturne works, the artist explores the ephemeral beauty of the landscape at night.  Evoking a dream-like mood, the artist takes the viewer into a transcendent moment where snowy peaks shimmer against the night sky, lit by the moon and stars above.

Janet Johnson’s paintings are held by collectors worldwide: in England, Europe, North America, and Asia. Her work is profiled in the book, The Artists of the Alpine Club, by Peter Mallalieu.


The Alpine Club London

‘Mountains and the Sea: Svalbard and Northern Norway,’ 2018.

‘Glory of the Glacier,’ 2016.

‘Encounters with Rock, Snow, and Ice,’ 2015.

‘The Haute Route,’ 2010.

Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Landscape scenes selected for seasonal group exhibitions from Winter 2016 through Winter 2022.

Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery London

Works chosen for the Open Competition.  Exhibitions in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019.

Solo Exhibitions

Solo show: Smith & Williamson corporate office London, 2019. 

‘Arolla Sublime,’ Grand Hôtel & Kurhaus, Arolla, Switzerland, 2015 to 2017. 

‘Alpine Paintings,’ Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt, Switzerland, 2011 to 2012.

‘Alpine Paintings,’ Hôtel de la Couronne, Argentière, France, 2011 to 2012.

‘Art in the Office,’ Boston Consulting Group, London 1996.

Young & Rubicam, London 1992.

Solo Show: The Orangery in Holland Park, London 1991.

Solo Show: Morley Gallery, Southwark London 1988.

Group Exhibitions

ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London – 3 paintings selected

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition  2021 Mall Galleries, London

Wellbeing Charity Sale – The Charity for Civil Servants / organized by The Art Movement – at Bonhams and Phillips auction houses London in 1997 and 1998 

Royal Academy  Summer show 1994

Spectator Art Award, ‘Reflections’ theme,  Christie’s auction house in London and Edinburgh 1993.

Laing Art Competition at Mall Galleries, 1992 and 1994.

Hunting Group Art Prizes, Mall Galleries 1986.

Miniprint Internacional-Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain 1983 and 1987.

XIII Il Premio Diomira 1981 – Nazionale del Disegno (drawing competition), Milan Italy 1981

Gallery Exhibitions

The Honor Oak Gallery, London, Creaser Gallery Portobello London, Stephen Bartley Gallery in Kings Road, Moreton Street Gallery Pimlico, The Osborne Studio Gallery in Covent Garden, Wingfield Sporting Art London,  Equus Art in Newmarket, Beatrice Royal Gallery Southampton.

Poppies on the way to Fowey
Oil on Hardboard
22 x 24 Inches

Snow on our Street
Oil on Board
12 x 12 Inches

Colourful Snow in Zermatt
Oil on Board
4 x 6 Inches

Artist on Promontory
Oil on Board
8 x 8 Inches

Foxgloves Lining the Path, Scabbacombe Head
Oil on Hardboard
24 x 24 Inches

Snow Falling and London Skyline
Oil on Hardboard
6 x 18.5 Inches

Colourful Snowfall
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 Inches

Gazing at the Northern Lights
Oil on Canvas
11 x 14 Inches

Nocturne and the Matterhorn
Oil on Panel
8 x 12 Inches

Night Flight in the Alps
Oil on Birch Panel
10 x 10 Inches

Arc of the Stars
Oil on Hardboard
44 x 13 inches

Quiet Crossing
Oil on Canvas
8 x 8 inches

Journey Through Woods in Falling Snow
Watercolour on Paper
14 x 17 inches

Pines and Milky Way
Oil on Canvas
9.5 x 9.5 inches