Hey there! Have we met yet? There are a LOT more of you following me since I last introduced myself, so I thought it was time for a quick intro. To help you get to know me better, I also created a SPECIAL page on my website just for you. Click the link in my bio @laynejohnsonstudio for more PLUS get a wallpaper from this painting for your phone.
Now for the intro: If we haven't met yet, Hi! I'm Layne. Here’s a few things about me, including some of the things I get asked about most. Let me know if you can relate to any of these. 😊
>I’m a Texan, born and raised. (In case y’all can’t tell!)
>I’m the middle kid. If you’re a middle child, you know what that means.
>Started painting when I was 12 or 13 after buying my first art supplies with allowance money. I’ve painted regularly ever since, and professionally since college.
>I currently paint landscapes (primarily), mostly of Texas and exclusively in oils.
>I have more than 20 published books (all for kids). I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing authors. (Check out my books on Amazon.)
>I love sunsets, sunrises, moonlight, and big stormy clouds. ❤️ (You probably already guessed that!)
>Some of my favorite art supplies are artist panels from @ampersand_art, and Gamsol from @gamblincolors.
>When I’m not in the studio, I’m usually out in the garden or doing something with Mary Anne, my tractor. I named her after “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” – one of my favorite books as a kid.
>I love to play XBox with my wife. Co-op Zombie games are our favorites. 😜
>I love to listen to music while I paint. Some of my favorite composers are Thomas Newman, John Barry, Rachel Portman, and James Horner.
>Current favorite TV shows include: Elementary, Legion and Star Trek NG
>We have 5 chickens & they’re all named after Harry Potter characters (‘cause I love HP).
>My wife & I started dating in high school and we’re still sweethearts.
>Our son is also an artist. Hard to imagine, right??! LOL He's an awesome 3D artist (for video games) – check his work out @brett_johnson_portfolio.
>Yes, I AM working on some longer video tutorials. COMING SOON!
Thanks for following and for inspiring ME every day! You all are the best!