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The Way

The Way (2017), Gouache on Paper 14" x 11" Private Collection

Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom (2014), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6" Private Collection

Autumn Yard

Autumn Yard (2017), India Ink and Paper 18" x 24"

Andersen

Andersen (2017), Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24" Private Collection

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About Douglas

Baltimore City

Douglas Johnson is a fine artist who has made Baltimore his home since 1987 when he began his studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition to his accomplishments as a painter, he has been an active member of the theatric community as a writer, director, and a producer of set designs for Annex Theater, Yellow Sign Theatre, Frith and Inle, Everyman Theater, and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Johnson's experience in preservation and restoration includes work with Valley... more

Organism Series

An exhibition of large paintings on organic and natural themes.

  • The Baxkae

    The Baxkae (2014), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Peaceable Kingdom

    Peaceable Kingdom (2014), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Communion

    Communion (2014), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Honey

    Honey (2015), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Origin Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Arena

    Arena (2015), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Milk

    Milk (2015), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • The Two Dogs

    The Two Dogs (2015), Watercolor on Canvas Part of the Organism Series 5'6" x 5'6"
  • Mother & Pup

    Mother & Pup (2015), Watercolor Part of the Organism Series 10" x 10"

The Human Form

People have a glow about them, especially around the lips, the eyes, the ears... there's a luminosity there that's very hard to get. You don’t have to really spend a lot of time getting every eyelash and fingernail, just get that sense of who that person is, what their spirit is like.

  • Brendan

    Brendan (2017) India Ink on Paper
  • Andersen

    Andersen (2017) Watercolor on Paper
  • Eric

    Eric (2017) Gouache and Ink on Paper
  • Isaac

    Isaac (2017) Watercolor on Paper
  • A.J.

    A.J. (2017) Gouache and Ink on Paper
  • Naptime

    Naptime (2017) Watercolor on Paper
  • Peter

    Peter (2017) Gouache and Ink on Paper
  • Laura

    Laura (2017) Watercolor on Paper
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    Isaac (2017) Watercolor on Paper Private Collection
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    Naked on Furs (2017) Watercolor on Paper

Shotgun Studio

There’s nothing really linear about painting, there’s nothing really linear about what we see. We see pieces of color in certain ways.

Gouache and Ink paintings chronicling roadtrips across the United States.

Theatrical Set and Costume Design

Theatrical set and costume design, as well as script writing and directing.
Resume of Theatrical Projects:

-Plus One (Set and Costumer Designer), Yellow Sign Theatre (2013)
-Dark Spell (Writer, Director, Set and Costume Designer), Yellow Sign Theatre (2013)
-Resident Set Designer at Annex Theatre (2013-2015): Equus, MacBeth, Two Suns Over Thebes, The Magic Flute, Artscape Ten Minute Plays
Set and Effects Designer for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (2013-2014): Murdercastle, Gründelhämmer, The Electric Pharaoh
-Watership Down (Script Author, Director, Set and Costume Designer), Frith and Inle (2015)
-Minotaur (Writer, Director, Set and Costume Designer), Annex Theatre (2016)
-The Tempest (Set Designer), Annex Theatre (2017)
-The Shattering Frame (Set Designer), Annex Theatre (2017)

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