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Sonja Johansen


Wyoming and the greater Yellowstone area are my backyard inspiration. I have lived in Wyoming for 15 years and am fortunate to call it my home. I spent my younger years between the High Sierra California mountains and Bainbridge Island Washington. Whenever possible, I spent time outdoors, riding horses, clamming, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and cycling. I love the outdoors and the animals that live there. My first love of art is as a mosaicist. Bonanza was my favorite TV show ( I loved the fictitious Ponderosa Ranch). Moving to Wyoming seemed a natural move, horses, cattle and the great outdoors. Art has always had a connection to the outdoors for me, the natural and sometimes vibrant colors that nature displays are inspiring.

From Washington to Wyoming and as far away as England, I have collectors. Most of my paintings are of Wildlife and Landscapes in and around Yellowstone National Park, Owl Creek Mountains, Bighorn Mountains and Grand Teton National Park. I have started a series of paintings about Yellowstone. The magnificent water pools and the various hues of blue, span the spectrum of the rainbow.

I enjoy using bold abstract colors in my Wildlife and Landscape Paintings, with a hint of realism. My hope is that you enjoy looking at them as much as I do creating them and even make them part of your home.

I am always available and interested in new commissions or ideas. You can contact me through my website. 

Sublimely. Painting. Life.

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