PORT ANGELES — Aswirl with blue waves, buoyant birds, fish and maidens, these paintings invite you in — into a world created by d’Elaine Johnson in an otherwise plain hallway.
Johnson, a painter who has mounted art exhibitions in Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle and even the United Arab Emirates, is displaying 31 of her tableaux inside the PUB Gallery of Art at Peninsula College — through this Friday only.
Johnson lives in Edmonds and works in her Pisces Studio, where she makes art about water — which “ties all life on this planet together,” as she writes on her website, www.DelaineJohnson.com.
The painter will give a free talk on her displayed works and on her approach to art at 1 p.m. Friday in the Little Theater.
The theater is adjacent to the PUB Gallery inside the J Building at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Right after the talk, the public also is invited to a reception in the gallery with Johnson.
The painter, who holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, was an art teacher in Seattle for 24 years.
About 40 of her paintings are now on permanent display at that city’s Odyssey Maritime Museum.
For more information about this and other public events at the college, visit www.PenCol.edu or Peninsula College’s Facebook page.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3550 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.