Shelly Johnson’s pop art enamel paintings feature twentieth century icons,
political figures, musicians, spirituality, local characters, and imagery from her
many travels. She has been painting since the late 80′s and has shown throughout
the country in various galleries, including canyon road in santa fe. Shelly’s use of
vibrant colors bring her paintings to life and crosses all cultures.
Pop art continues to be a strong force in today’s art world and forms
the framework for Shelly’s current and future paintings, which reflect how this artisitc
phenomenon has evolved from the 1960′s to the present. Shelly’s biggest art influence
is clearly Andy Warhol and as published by Kathleen Sloan in THE magazine ….
one of a kind artwork is the result of her work, reversing Warhol’s economy of
scale message. Warhol’s statement, “i want us all to be machines” is replaced with
“We’re a spiritual hive communicating by wave lengths.”