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L. Diane Johnson
visiting with collectors following a lecture on the history of plein-air painting.

Conferences & Symposia

2005: International Association of Pastel Societies, Raleigh, NC Seminar:
“The Gallery Dance”, and private artist critiques.

2002-2003: The Art Business Academy, Seminars:
“Art Marketing for the Marketing-Challenged Artist”, Raleigh, NC, Homestead, FL

2000: White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy
The White House, Washington, D.C.

Selected Published Writings & Books

Sep 2007: Pastelagram: “State of the Internet”.
Feb 2005: Plein Air Magazine: “Ned Mueller — From Disney to ‘Figurescapes’”.
Jan 2005: Plein Air Magazine: “Mary DeLoyht-Arendt — Glowing Watercolor”.
Nov 2004: Plein Air Magazine: “John Stobart — Journey into History”.
Inaugural Issue, 2004: Plein Air Magazine: “Camille Przewodek — Perpetuating a Legacy in Paint”.
Jul 2003: Artist’s Sketchbook: “Be Your Own Critic”.
2003: Book Co-Author: Promotion for Pennies, Marketing Solutions.
1987: Book Illustrator: If I Had Long, Long Hair, Abbington Press.

Selected Published Reviews

Jul/Aug 2005: International Artist Magazine: as Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii
Jul 2003: The Artist’s Magazine: “ArtLinks”, review of Johnson’s Critique Studio Web site
Sept/Oct 2001: The Pastel Journal: “Impressionist Techniques and the Modern Landscape”
Sept/Oct 1991: Virginia Soutwest Magazine: Arts in Review “L. Diane Johnson”
June 1991: Ewing Messenger: “Ewingville Native Paints Portrait of Success”
Sept 1990: Roanoker Magazine: “10 Best Investments for Art”
Oct 1989: The Trentonian: “Ewing-Bred Artist Paints Her Virginia”

Visiting Artist Lectures / Juror

2011: Juror of Selection: Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, Annual Juried Show.
2010: Juror of Awards: Landfall Foundation Annual Fall Art Show and Sale, Wilmington, NC
2010: Juror of Awards: Cape Fear Studios 2nd Annual Open Exhibition, Fayetville, NC
2007: Juror of Awards: Cary Art League Member Show, Cary, NC
2007: Cary, NC: Lecture: How to Shoot for and Paint From Photographs
2004: Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC: Collector Lecture: History of Plein-Air
2003, 2000: The Little Gallery, Moneta, VA: Lecture and painting demonstration
2003: Western North Carolina Plein-Air Painters: Lecture: Membership Juror
1998: Juror of Awards: Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA

Selected Corporate Collections & Commissions

Optical Cable Corporation
San Diego Spine Center
Carilion Health System
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore
Roanoke Regional Airport
Central Fidelity Bank
Regional Hospital
Ethyl Corporation
Wachovia Bank & Trust
Coopers & Lybrand
R. J. Reynolds
Sovran Bank
Liberty University
Helene-Fuld Medical Center
Dominion Bank
R. J. R. Nabisco

Education & Studies

1973: B.A. Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Study under painters:
N. Lee Jackson
Daniel Greene NA
Doug Dawson
Herman Marguiles
Donald Stone NA

Professional Experience

1973 to Present Fine artist, private & workshop instructor, U.S. & Europe
2007 to - Founder/Owner, Plein Air Wear
2005 to 2007 Founder/Owner, The Artists Closet
2004 to 2005 Founding Editor, Plein Air Magazine
2000 to 2004 Owner The CritiqueStudio & Art Business Academy
1981 to 2002 Owner, Southwind Studios; Graphic Design/Illustration/Web Design/Web Development firm
1973 to 1981 Corporate Graphic Designer/Illustrator

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