Chris Johnson


Chris Johnson


Chris Johnson was born and raised in West Texas, and although he grew up in a broken home, he was blessed with a family who supported his talent and interest in art.  While small and attending church, he would squirm as all children do. Chris’s mother would take an invitation from the back of a pew and dig out a pencil and tell him to draw.

“I joke that had she not done that, I might have become a better Christian, but I believe I am doing what God wanted me to do with this gift.  As I became older, I became more and more appreciative to God for the chance to use His gift in a way that He would want me to utilize it.  I felt that in all aspects of life, the gift was more than producing art, but also how I should interact with others regardless of other measures of success.   Recently, I began painting spirit based themes, but always the fear and dilemma of trying to produce a work that in some small way, thank God for the opportunity “

Chris Johnson attended public schools in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Texas Tech University before and after serving in the Air Force.  While attending Texas Tech University, Chris was introduced to many fine and outstanding artists of different regions and experiences.  He studied in El Paso with Roseanne Orndorff, Ann Stewart, and Jack Hill of Amarillo and workshops with Ramon Kelly, Jack Sorenson, Ned Mueller, and Anita Louis West.  Chris’s work can also be seen by clicking here    

”When you sit down to write a short Bio, you discover how imposing a task it can be.  You can give the basic facts, but it is hard to tell someone about the personality, the nuances that make up your being.  Art can be like the Bio, in that, each of us interprets what we see based on our past experiences, you can definitely feel what the artist is trying to say with some work, but it just comes down to our own feeling about a piece.  After all, as artists , through our work, we are trying to make a connection with other people.  Hopefully, we will never stop trying to make that connection.”

Click here for our online selection of Chris’s work 

Chris’s work is also available for sale at:

Barnes Jewelry  100 Westgate Pkwy W,   Amarillo, Texas, 79121