Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Featured Exhibitor: Gina Nicolae Johnson


After moving to the U.S. from Romania, Gina Nicolae Johnson shifted her primary mode of expression from writing to painting. With brushes and canvas, Gina is able to communicate emotion free of language barriers. Her beautiful use of color is captivating for her viewers, and her unique style shines through in every piece she creates. She is never afraid to let her imagination guide her painting, and the colorful result is certainly one that encourages love and positivity. 



Who are you and what do you do?

Gina Nicolae Johnson - I was born in Romania and moved to the USA in 2005. Writer, journalist, novelist, poet and artist - painter. Author of three poetry books written in Romanian language, a novel in english ("Angels and ghosts in Transylvania"), several art books and "101 Deep Provoking Messages".
My first love was writing and then painting, but since moving to the USA and facing the challenge of language barriers, my preferred mode of expression shifted from writing (in my native Romanian) to painting. I realized that painting had become a first priority, but I'm still writing in my native Romanian language and English. I am in love with the canvas and creating with beautiful colors. It is so easy for me to 'write a poem', but instead with a brush, colors, and a variety of media. It makes me feel good about being able to share the gift of art with others. There are no limits in painting. I transfer in my painting everything I have discovered about Love, Humans, Life, Nature, Animals. Painting captivates to the point that I don't even notice the passing of time.


What are some inspirations for your work?

Inspiration is abundant, from love for flowers, delight at a beautiful sunset or the ocean, a bird chirping, the sky and a day when I can see colors in front of my eyes.

Will you be featuring any special holiday items?

I will have hand painted Christmas ornaments on wood and Fall and Winter greeting cards printed after my original paintings.

What was your first memory of making something?

I was 4 years old, living with my grandparents and painting on a small bench in the house with a wood paint. That turned out to be very beautiful.

What do your customers love most about your product(s)?

The originality, bright colors, positivity that is reflected in all of my paintings, the abstract trees, the uniqueness of my paintings and the beautiful, colorful flowers.


What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?

Working on my hand painted ornaments for Christmas and the latest painting “4 you with love” that can be seen at my website www.sublimepaintngs.com

What’s your favorite item that you sell?

The original paintings, acrylic on canvas, abstract trees. Every single time I have an art show, my trees are the most desired and sold. Abundance of positive comments and appreciation for my art.

What do you think sets your designs apart from others?

My art work is unique because I transfer into my paintings my emotions and I don’t have any barriers in using the colors. I created my own style in art by letting my imagination be free and not absorbed by rules. Art is unique, each artist is different, but I am positive that my art is beautifully unique and apart from others. Every time I exhibit my art, the moments are: “WOW, your art vibrates of positivity, it is so beautiful in here, so colorful and radiant of happiness”.



Check out more of Gina's work online, and be sure to stop by her booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 2-4, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!




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