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Johnson wins first place in National Wet Paint competition

Versailles artist Eric Johnson recently won first-place award in the Oil Painters of America’s 2018 National Wet Paint Competition in Steamboat Springs, Col. Eric’s work can be seen in our gallery through the end of June at Artists’ Attic, 401 W. Main Street, 4th Floor, The Square in Lexington.

Johnson’s gallery and studio are at 120 North Main Street, Versailles. Along with his landscapes and figure work, Eric is a commissioned portrait artist with work in private and public collections throughout the U.S., including seven portraits of Deans for the UK Chandler Hospital. Eric trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and studied watercolor extensively with Tony Couch. His illustration clients include Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Turner Broadcasting. He was the poster artist for all three U.S. Opens played at the famous No. 2 golf course in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Eric is a signature-member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. He was also accepted into the three Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibit, and was awarded Best Associate Honorable Mention in 2017.


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