Donna Johansen
Carlsbad, California

Having spent many years as an interior designer, Donna Johansen has a passion for creating spaces that heal and make people happy. When painting, she visualizes the artwork in its future element, reflecting the soul of the client. She has cultivated a unique technique using plaster on canvas, which captures a vivid sculpture effect. Fervently practicing the guidelines of Feng Shui, she believes art has the magical quality of creating a beautiful, balanced interior. You can find Donna meditating or studying yogic sciences when she’s not behind the easel.

Artist and Customer Comments

Donna Johansen 11/12/2014 | 2:34 AM

Hi Camille! Thank you so much. I must admit that I am also very inspired by the artists on UGallery. It's a wonderful energy to be part of. Looked at your site and your art is amazing! Especially love your landscapes and abstracts. Why don't you submit some of your artwork to UGallery?

C Salls 11/12/2014 | 1:40 AM

I just wanted to say that I LOVE everything I have seen of yours. I am aspiring to be an artist, and every time I would see something I absolutely loved on this site... it happened to be yours. Just wanted to say I hope I can produce something as beautiful as you have one day. -Camille Salls

Donna Johansen 10/31/2014 | 3:57 PM

Thanks Denise! Enjoy your upcoming CMG conference.

Donna Johansen 10/31/2014 | 3:56 PM

Thank you Patricia! I think the last time I saw you was at my art opening in Vegas. I always appreciate your wishes and support. Hope you are doing well!

Donna Johansen 10/31/2014 | 3:54 PM

Thank you so much for enjoying my artwork! Best, Donna

D Jean 10/31/2014 | 12:44 AM

Beautiful work thank you

P GAGNIER 10/31/2014 | 12:10 AM

Amazing work Donna! Look forward to seeing more..Patricia

M Cammpbell 10/30/2014 | 10:13 PM


D Turner 10/30/2014 | 7:41 PM

Beautiful job! Donna, I especially like "Turquoise Ocean". xo, Denise 10/30/2014 | 6:40 PM

Impressive. You have really come a long way... and I like the smaller piece size. It gives the art more potential places for display.

Moonlight Beach

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 5 oz.


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I was inspired to create this painting by the magic of Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California. The sunsets are mesmerizing. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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