Pat Johnson is a Tuckerton artist who specializes in pet and people portraits.

She was educated at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she received a Bachelors degree in art education with a minor in art history. She also studied portrait painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, with portrait artist Jim Wooden and most recently with Kerry Dunn at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.

“I’ve always been a portrait and figurative artist as I get much satisfaction from capturing the moods and expressions of my subjects.”

Johnson paints in a variety of mediums but enjoys the sensuousness and flexibility of oils.

Her paintings have been in numerous art shows at Jane Law’s Long Beach Island Gallery and Studio, in Surf City, The Noyes Museum, in Oceanville, The Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin and the Hammonton Arts Center where she most recently won first prize in the August 2014 Portrait Show for her portrait titled “James.”

In 2012 she and three other artists joined together to create the Lakeside Art Gallery in the Tuckerton Emporium, 2 East Main Street, Tuckerton where her works are always on display. Her pet portrait business “Barking Up the Right Tree” celebrates nine years this summer and she     has painted close to 100 dogs, cats, parrots, lizards and a greenhead fly!

She is also the arts editor for The SandPaper, the weekly newsmagazine for Long Beach Island.





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