Johanna has been creating personal and professional art for over
fifty years. A California native, she is a graduate of San Diego State
University with a degree in art/graphic design. While her business
of thirty years, McCormick Design, occupies much of her creative
juices, she is an avid painter and photographer. She is a member
of the Santa Cruz Mountain Arts Center where she participates
in numerous classes and shows. Johanna lives and works in
Boulder Creek, California.
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About my paintings
Having spent much of my life out of doors, my paintings reflect my connection with the
landscape as I experience it; whether on my own land, or in some of the most remote areas
in the country. That is where I find beauty and where I can make sense of the world.
From a more traditional landscape style, my paintings are moving toward the abstract, or
what I call minimalist landscapes. Striving to strip away almost everything recognizable as
landscape, I want to reveal just the essentials. Sky and land, coming together as a far-off
horizon, and just a hint of what lies between. Then, instead of depicting a particular location,
I want the painting to evoke the emotion or memory of place.
Redland • 24 x 18 • Oil on canvas
What Is Under • 90 x 66 • Acrylic on canvas
Gold Field • 20×16 • Oil on paper