Tag Archives: Carl Johnson

National Award For Painting – Somerset Guardian

Paulton artist Carl Johnson has won a national art award for a life painting.

The Old Bakery Artists group member won his award in an online exhibition held by the Elderly Accommodation Council charity for his painting, Eve.

The former teacher is now a full-time painter and printer. His portrait of Eve shows a woman in her late 70s, who is the third generation of her family to pose for Mr Johnson.

He said: “I first painted her daughter at a life class, then painted her daughter when she was pregnant and then with her baby. Eve was in her late 70s when I first painted her and have painted her several times since.”

Mr Johnson received his £125 prize at a reception at the House of Lords.

His work will feature alongside other members in this year’s Old Bakery Artists art trail around Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Paulton between Friday, May 10, and Sunday, May 12.

Old Bakery Artist’s Work Goes On Display At Theatre – This Is Somerset

Paulton-based artist Carl Johnson is currently exhibiting a selection of his oil pastels and prints at an exhibition at The Theatre Royal in Bath.

Carl, 62, is a member of Radstock’s Old Bakery Artists and has spent a lifetime working on his craft, having starting as a child before becoming an art teacher in later life.

A specialist in the human form and architectural interiors Mr Johnson has recently been focusing on building up a selection of art work depicting local buildings including Wells Cathedral and Bath’s Roman Baths.

He said: “I have really enjoyed drawing the Roman Baths as the colours in there are so unusual.

“When I looked back at my pictures I thought is it really that green?

“The floor slabs are also very unusual especially in the dark when they have a beautiful purple sheen.”

Carl has had his work exhibited at a selection of prestigious galleries across the globe including the National Print Exhibition in London, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Sudwest LB Drunkgrafic in Germany and Cuprum Print Biennale in Poland.

The exhibition opened last week and will run until Wednesday, September 2.