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Chris Johnson
"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Goodbye Blue Sky" | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"Goodbye Blue Sky" - Paintings

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“Goodbye Blue Sky” - Based on the Pink Floyd song from their album The Wall. This is the first piece in The Wall collection which will include a painting for each of the 26 songs on the album.

This is my visual representation of the aforementioned song. A somewhat literal, yet creative interpretation. “Goodbye Blue Sky” is about the bombing of England in WW2, often referred to as the Blitz. A young, innocent boy is looking up to the sky, fascinated by the plane he’s seeing. Then it shifts to the true harshness of the reality that’s about to befall upon them - the bombing and all of its sights, sounds and terror- “the flames are all long gone, but the pain lingers on.”

MEDIUM: Professional grade oils on gallery wrapped, stretched canvas. 2" profile and sides are painted consistent with the design. One coat of protective gloss varnish applied to protect the painting from UV rays and dust.

36" x 36" x 2"

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Item "Goodbye Blue Sky"
Created by Chris Johnson
As seen in Private Residence, Toms River, NJ
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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