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Oksana Johnson San Francisco, California

Oksana’s paintings embody the tradition of Impressionism in the truest sense of the style. While Impressionism in its 19th Century roots was intended to change both the method and perception of painting modern life, Impressionist work in a contemporary context is arguably entirely about aesthetics. Oksana’s paintings beautifully capture serene city and garden scenes with soft painterly strokes and a delicate depiction of light. She often works en plein air, particularly when she travels in Europe, following in the footsteps of the Impressionist masters. When she’s not travelling or painting outdoors, Oksana can be found admiring her tranquil view of the Pacific Ocean from her San Francisco home and studio.

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    About The Artist

    Oksana’s paintings embody the tradition of Impressionism in the truest sense of the style. While Impressionism in its 19th Century roots was intended to change both the method and perception of painting modern life, Impressionist work in a contemporary context is arguably entirely about aesthetics. Oksana’s paintings beautifully capture serene city and garden scenes with soft painterly strokes and a delicate depiction of light. She often works en plein air, particularly when she travels in Europe, following in the footsteps of the Impressionist masters. When she’s not travelling or painting outdoors, Oksana can be found admiring her tranquil view of the Pacific Ocean from her San Francisco home and studio.

    Artist Statement

    Oksana Johnson is an Impressionist in the San Francisco Bay Area. While growing up in Russia, she developed a deep appreciation and love for art, gaining exposure to the greatest artworks of Russian and Western masters in the country’s best art museums. Her strongest influences come from French Impressionism and post-Impressionism, as well as Russian Impressionism. She has studied with a number of master artists in the U.S. and Russia.

    "I am constantly striving to express more accurately the happiness and joy I feel while trying to capture the beauty of the world and its special moments," says Oksana.

    Oksana paints primarily in oils, but also enjoys working in other media such as charcoal, watercolor, and pastels. "I am continuing to improve my technical skills. I particularly enjoy experimenting with color and texture, since I feel those two important elements of painting best allow me to express how I feel about my subjects."

    Oksana's works are in private collections in the United States and Europe.

    Artist Background


    Bachelor of Arts, 1995

    Hear What Collectors Say About Oksana's Work

    Oksana Johnson 8/5/2019 | 5:04 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your reflections. Your kind and thoughtful words made my day! I strive to create images that capture positive feelings and remind us of special moments, so it was wonderful to hear that my painting was able to do this for you.

    R Ramirez 8/5/2019 | 9:19 AM

    We just received one of Oksana's works and it's a wonderful, stirring piece. The piece is vibrant yet evokes this ethereal feeling, always transporting me back in time and recounting the moments with my wife abroad. How serendipitous for us to discover Oksana. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us.

    Oksana Johnson 3/18/2019 | 1:56 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing these thoughts! I am very happy that you are enjoying the painting!

    commentsMorning in Chartres
    M Johnson purchased this artwork. 3/18/2019 | 9:45 AM

    Oksana: Such a beautiful and serene European setting... I'd love to live in one of these houses along this river. Every time I look at "Morning in Chartes", I get a restful, pleasant feeling and before I know it I find myself smiling. Thank you.

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