The Edmonds Arts Commission is presenting an exhibit of paintings by Edmonds artist d’Elaine Johnson in the EAC display case at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., through Jan. 28, 2011. The work may be viewed during building hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The paintings simulate the effect of objects seen through a liquid medium which she accomplishes with many layers of acrylic washes built upon a surface created by stretching rice papers over boards. The work relates directly to myths of the sea through symbolic imagery. The myth series started in 1971 and numbers near 1,000 to date.
Johnson is a full-time artist based in Edmonds, and her works have been collected throughout the world. She has won numerous awards and honors; has been listed in University, National, and the World’s Who’s Who of Art, and has exhibited widely.