Shelly Johnson’s Pop Art enamel paintings cover a compelling spectrum of 20th century icons, political and spiritual figures, music idols, local characters, and imagery from her many travels. She has been painting since the late 80s and has exhibited in galleries throughout the country.
“I paint because it drives me. I want to touch people. I want them to walk into my canvas and feel the life.”
Shelly’s work is Warhol and yet intentionally not. Whereas his images were mass made and mass marketed, Shelly’s are exacting and powerfully unique. In the words of Kathleen Sloan of THE Magazine, “Johnson’s one-of-a-kind-labor-intensive technique reverses Warhol’s factory approach and one-of-a-kind artwork is the result.”