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"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"There Is Beauty In Being Kind" - Paintings

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“There Is Beauty In Being Kind” - 30” x 40”, Oil on Heavyweight Cotton Canvas - Gallery Wrapped and Stretched. Gloss Varnish. Professionally framed in a black, natural wood floater frame.

One of the many things I love about being an artist is you never know where inspiration will come from, and when. If you’re interested in reading about the inspiration behind this piece, please see below.

About a month ago, I connected with someone who grew up in the same area as me, but we never knew each other as we went to different schools. We connected mutual friends and social media.

I’m a pretty good judge of character and an empath so I know a good person and heart when I encounter it. I could tell just through written words, pictures, reactions, etc that this person was kind, funny, smart and loving.

After a phone conversation, my beliefs were confirmed. The next day I found a card with the following quote by Walt Whitman - “there is beauty in being kind”

The inspiration was like a bolt of lightning. Color choice was obvious as all the different hues of blue evoke beauty, calm, elegance - a soft, welcoming feeling.

I’m incredibly grateful for the inspiration this person brought to my life. It moved me. It reminded me that on this journey, we never know who or when someone will come into your life.

Last, but not least, she also happens to be one of the most beautiful women I’ve set my eyes on.

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Item "There Is Beauty In Being Kind"
Created by Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
Contemporary Abstract Expressionism

Self-taught contemporary abstract artist from Nyack, NY, working in the oil medium. In 2017, I walked away from a 20-year career in advertising to pursue my passion for art, to be true to myself.

Discovering my art has been a long and winding journey. Visually and creatively oriented from a young age, my interest in art increased in high-school and college through a series of painting, ceramics and design classes. However, fear and self-doubt set in. Pursuing a career in art wasn’t clear, confidence was lacking and the expectations to a be a successful “corporate citizen” were too great. I succumbed to the “norm” and pursued a path I felt would please others.

As my career in advertising unfolded, discontent increased. I fell victim to addiction which took everything from me, nearly my life. Starting over in 2010, I entered recovery and have been clean and sober since. While still working in advertising, I rekindled my artistic interests. Immediately, a sense of joy and peace returned. Over the next several years, I devoted more time to my artwork. In 2017, I committed to pursuing my dream of being a full-time working artist.

Painting allows me to express my innermost feelings, to be at peace, fearless. My art is my truth – a thoughtful, vulnerable, and genuine expression of who I am. It tells my story of pain and darkness to hope and freedom. Life experiences, consequences of addiction, finding recovery, discovering my purpose - all serve as focal points for my work.

Bold, vibrant colors are at the center, reflecting my passion for the fullness of life. Color exploration and use is focused on blending, movement, and shapes. Combined with precise line work and bold marks, I seek to capture the depth of emotions and meaning to tell my story of overcoming.

Painting awakens my spirit. Free and with an open heart, I’m able to communicate and connect in the purest fashion. I paint to share my journey, to bare my soul, to heal and to inspire.

My work can be found on Etsy, Saatchi Art, Artsy and Wescover. A highlight of my shows and events are listed below:

 Chateau Orquevaux Artist-in-Residence: March 2022
 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles: June 2021
 Piermont Flywheel Gallery Solo Show: February 2020
 Miami Art Basel – Spectrum Miami: December 2019
 Published in Capsules Book Curatorial Volume 2: May 2020
 Published in Art Folio Annual: May 2020
 Woodstock New-Paltz Art Festival: September 2018 & 2019