From a distance, Douglas W. Johnson’s landscapes appear to be painted with dots of color, reminiscent of the pointillist technique Vincent Van Gogh used to create his renowned 1887 self-portrait, or the impressionist technique Monet used to create his Field of Poppies at Giverny.
But, step closer and you’ll discover that Mr. Johnson’s works of art aren’t paintings at all. He has traded the brush for several thousand points of glass: tiny shimmering seed beads woven into breathtaking “glass canvases.”
Creating coveted works of art over the past 30 years, Mr. Johnson has created more than 200 “glass canvases;” many now housed in private collections or proudly displayed in corporate lobbies. Fidelity Investments owns eight of his works.
He has appeared on Channel Five’s Chronicle and Our Place on the Home and Garden Channel, and in numerous publications.