"Painting the National Parks"
"PAPME member Michael Chesley Johnson, who has a studio on Campobello Island, NB and Lubec, Maine, is featured in the September edition of Southwest Art Magazine. In an article about 26 artists participating in the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art on location in Arizona, Johnson is quoted as saying, "I'm painting at one of the world's most spectacular locations with some of the world's best outdoor painter's" In celebration of the National Park Serivce's centennial, artists also had the option to paint a scene inspired by any of the parks in the system. Johnson submitted "Towards Otter Point" in Acadia National Park, and the artwork was reproduced in the magazine. To follow his blog posts about the event:
Great news...Congratulations Michael!