2010 Award Winner: Works on Canvas or Board, First prize
2008 Award Winner: Works on Canvas, Linen or Board, First
D’Elaine Johnson (Edmonds, Washington) was
determined to become an art educator despite the
difficulties presented by her visual disability.
She eventually earned a master of fine arts
degree from the University of Washington and was
a teacher for 24 years before turning to art
full time. Johnson’s years of struggles as a
blind artist in the visual arts arena led to the
creation of her own style and message. She
has a lifelong fascination with water,
cultivated by growing up in a seaport town; her
work portrays myths and stories connected with
the sea. Her journey as an artist also includes
scuba diving expeditions in the 1950s along side
such notables as Jacques Cousteau. Her artwork
has appeared in over 600 exhibits.
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