Holly Johnson

Artist bio

I spent my childhood staring into my grandmother's paintings, finally when I was ten years old she decided to share her world with me. I have been painting ever since. I love to get out of my comfort zone and attempt paintings that do not come naturally to me, much like painting the human body does not. However, taking my time with each brush stroke to create the perfect detail provides a much needed peace in the midst of chaotic life. Painting is already something that provides an outlet for my son and myself, we sit together in the floor painting and laughing together. His always come out better than mine, of course. Painting has always been a huge part of my life, I furthered my techniques in college. It guided my painting focus on the small details of life, moments often missed. That is what I love capturing.


Carry You



Artist Statement

I draw from real life inspiration to create messages about a time period or person. My son is the center of a lot of my artwork, just like he and God are the centers of my world.

How it fits into contest

As a mom, it is my job to guide my son into the righteous life and help him find spiritual discernment. The only way to do that is to show him how to put on the armor of God. I help him as he grows in his relationship with the Lord, and help him learn what is right and wrong. Truth, righteousness, and love for God is what should guide us in life.


My son provided the inspiration, I constructed the idea with acrylic on canvas.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a hand-created copy

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