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
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