I’ve been so obsessed with maps lately that I can’t stop painting them. I think it’s mainly because they have so much meaning. A map is essentially just a picture of straight and curved lines. But if you recognize the place it represents, you can find your home, your old school, your best friends house, […]
About Anjuli Johnson
My name is Anjuli Johnson, and I'm a mixed media artist. Goodness, it feels so good to say that! I've been many things in my career- a cashier, a teacher, a manager, an assistant. etc., but I was never proud to tell anyone what I did for a living until I discovered my passion for art.
It's taken me a long time to overcome many of my fears and jump into mixed media art. I've always felt critical of my own talent and intimidated by the talent of others, but over the past few years I've come to understand that each of us inspires and uplifts others around us, and though our passions and talents differ, each is essential. I hope that you are inspired and uplifted by what you find in The Far Pavilion- it's my hope that I can help others have courage to keep learning and trying new things, just as I have been helped in the past.
Entries by Anjuli Johnson
I hope everyone’s fall has been spectacular so far! I’ve been so busy bouncing from one project to the next that I’m stoked if I even finish anything at all! Is anyone else like that sometimes? I really hope I’m not the only one, and since I finally finished one project- this abstract painting of […]
This summer has been a busy one! I’m so excited to share my latest project with you. It’s taken me months to complete this mixed media book! But it has turned out so beautifully that I can’t help but share some of my excitement and talk about my process a bit. Completely DIY Mixed Media […]
This painting was a study in problem solving for me. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t know how to get there. However, through my brainstorming and experimenting, I found and used some new and effective techniques that I absolutely fell in love with, including a stippling technique that made the texture in this […]
In this Encaustic map painting I’ve combined two maps of Raleigh. The first is a map from July 1797- “Plan of the City of Raleigh with all the improvements & all the Numbers july 1th, 1797”. This is a plan for Raleigh’s downtown. I printed it and used gel medium to adhere it to the […]
Happy Friday everyone! I hope all of your holiday plans are coming together. I am super behind this year- I haven’t even finished decorating my tree yet! And we won’t even talk about the fact that I have no idea what to give my husband… sigh. Part of the reason I’m so behind is because […]