About Me

Kevin Johnson

portrait artist

My Goal

As a portrait artist, my goal is to capture inspiration and passion within each portrait. I get inspiration from the visual images of life, music, art, and entertainment. I feel moved to draw people who excel at what they do - mavericks, trailblazers, and those who inspire others. I am also inspired to draw people, places, and things I find intriguing.

My Clients

I make it a point to personally meet and present portraits to my clients when possible. When taking on a commissioned portrait, my goal is to transform their ideas and vision into a unique piece of art they will cherish for a lifetime.

My Inspiration and Passion

My artistic process is driven by my inspiration and passion. When I draw, my mind goes into a peaceful place where I often listen to music and creativity takes over. My mediums of choice are color pencil and graphite pencil on paper. My clients provide photographs along with stories, poems, songs, or quotes as inspiration.

My Creation

I take my time creating each portrait with special care drawing in layers in order to achieve a high level of detail and vibrancy with highlights and shadows. My color pencil and Swarovski crystal portraits are an artistic collaboration with my wife and business partner Katrina Johnson. Together, we plan the layout for the color pencil art and Swarovski crystal designs.

My Growth

As a self-taught artist, art for me until 2014 was a hobby. I never imagined that I would create art that would stir emotion within and bring pleasure. The best compliments are when someone tells me one of my portraits captured the essence, brought back a fond memory, or brought tears to their eyes.

My Business

Kevin Johnson Art is husband and wife LLC. My wife Katrina creates the Swarovski crystal designs on the portraits. She also is the digital media manager.

My Quality and Value

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

Kevin and Katrina Johnson, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC.

Our Vision

Kevin Johnson Art aims to capture inspiration and passion within each portrait.

What are Art to Inspire Messages?

Clients provide Messages (along with their reference photographs and vision) as inspiration for the portrait.

Those Messages (e.g., stories, songs, poems, quotes) are adhered to the back of the portrait as a secret keepsake.

We can provide you with a Message, if you prefer. Messages can also be hung on the wall beside the portrait in a decorative display.

What types of inspiration and passion could you share?

Write about what the person was thinking at the time the photo was taken. Describe the location or event.

Share an excerpt from the person’s favorite book, speech, movie, or song. Write a poem.

Use your imagination in order to create a personalized portrait that inspires all who have the opportunity to see.

Trusted Art Seller

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It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

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