I would like to thank all the chemists who make these great paints possible. Forty thousand years ago artists smeared colored mud on cave walls. We still use their ochers and umbers, and almost as well. It took modern science to develop the more brilliant colors, unobtainable throughout all of history until quite recently. We now take them entirely for granted, and are jaded with our abundance.
Another day at the office
Philadelphia artist Clay Johnson is a classic landscape painter, most known for his large paintings around Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in 1975, he moved east to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Settling in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia, Johnson continues to paint landscapes, on site, throughout the region. Avidly sought by highly successful companies and individuals, his paintings are represented in numerous collections, both public and private. A limited number of paintings and drawings are available for purchase and one may email the artist directly to check on prices and availability.