Wendy Johnsen is a Central Alberta artist inspired by the mountainous scenery and beautiful parkland vistas that surround her. Her work is sought after by friends, family and strangers alike as it captures and exaggerates the stunning beauty of the Western Canadian landscape. “The marvelous big skies, sunsets, mountains and trees in this part of the country have never ceased to amaze me and have provided endless ideas for my paintings. Putting paintbrush to canvas has always been a way for me to capture the finer details and elusive moments in nature.” Her mother, a watercolor artist, was also a great source of encouragement and inspiration.
Wendy’s artist training includes David Goatley’s portrait series in the year 2000. More recent study includes workshops with Nancy O’Toole (2012), Michael O’Toole (2012, 2013) and Mike Svob (2012, 2013).
Born and raised in Spruce View, Alberta, Wendy farms together with her husband. Her love of art continues unabated and in the midst of a busy farm life she still finds time to put her thoughts and feelings on canvas. “It has become an extension of who I am.”
Federation of Canadian Artists
Painting trip to Greece with Mike Svob in (June 2015)
Workshop – Painting trip to France with Mike Svob in (June 2014) Workshop – Mike Svob White Rock BC (Aug 2014)
White Rock Art Workshop, White Rock, BC. (Aug, 2013)
Leading Edge Art Workshop, Calgary, Ab. (Oct, 2012)
Leading Edge Art Workshop, Calgary, Ab. (2016)
Federation of Canadian Artist – Nanaimo Chapter B.C. (2015)
Leading Edge Art Workshop, Calgary, Ab. (Mar, 2013)
Gibson’s Art Workshop, Gibsons, BC. (Aug, 2012)
Workshop – Plein Air, Cochrane, Alberta (2015)
Leading Edge Art Workshop, Calgary, Ab. (Sept, 2012)
Red Deer College Art Series, Red Deer, Ab. ( Jul, 2000)
Painting workshop, Cochrane, Ab (Feb, 2014)
Danish Canadian National Museum – Dickson, Ab. (2013)
Life Chiropractic Wellness Centre – Red Deer, Ab. (2012)
Bethany Lutheran Church – Dickson, Ab. (2000)
Danish Canadian National Museum – Dickson, Ab.
Paintings are also held in numerous private collections throughout Alberta and British Columbia.