He is an artist whose work is sought after around the world. His use of acrylic paint on canvas is vibrant, masterfully colorful and precise. Just recently, Twitter contacted him and purchased one of his paintings for its art collection.
When asked what it is he does, Dion Johnson modestly responds, “I paint.” Such simplicity exhibited in his character has contributed to the proliferation of his abstract brand, which he has created over the years through “intention” and “intuition.”
As Director of University Art Galleries, Johnson is charged with bringing dynamic and meaningful art from all over the world to La Verne’s campus for students to appreciate and study. But it is through his own art, influenced by the beauty of color in the world that he sees, that students and audiences alike experience their own personal discovery.
In fall 2014, Johnson’s acrylic paintings were showcased in NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today, at the Pizzuti Collection exhibition space in Columbus Ohio, and were part of the 35 x 35 Art Project at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens Greece.