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I’ve been a working artist most of my life.  I was a professional photographer but now I focus on watercolors. I enjoy painting on location (plein air). Painting directly, I complete most paintings on the scene in one go. It is a fun way to paint and suits my style. Go out and paint, get it done, and have coffee. Even if the painting doesn’t turn out it was an honest try.


I’m a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and various local painting groups. My paintings are in collections throughout the country and can be seen in several galleries in southwest Florida and on my website www.keithejohnson.com. You can see my most recent paintings on Instagram @keith_e_johnson


Some of his recent awards include:

Second Place at Destination Captiva

Best Watercolor at Arcadia Paint Out

First Place in the Florida Fruit & Flora Show at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda

Second Place in the Florida Watercolor Society online show

Merit Award in the Primavera Show at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda

Merit Award in the Light & Shadow Show at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda

Special Award for the Best Representation of the Beach in the Paint the Beach Plein Air Show on Ft Myers Beach