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Thank you for visiting my website and looking at my art. I sincerely appreciate it.  
Where does passion come from. What I know is that I drew when I was quite young, and I remember that I was given the feeling that I had a knack for it. I think that in some way this feeling stuck with me. I had  some art experiences in my teens. After this my art was sort of hit and miss. I can remember drawing some portraits for a few people when I was in boot camp for the army. I wish I had some photos of my art at that time, but sadly I don't. Life got in the way of my art. It wasn't until my early thirties that art came into my life in such a way that I stuck with it. Maybe it was some fantasy of being an artist, it is hard to really say. Feedback from others was a major factor. Somehow or another all of this turned into a real passion. I felt that I was an artist, and I was going to find some way or another to make this my life work. I kept at this dream, with the attitude that I would succeed. I do my art because it is a chosen need. If I chose it, or if it chose me, I can't truly say. Its probably some of both. 

I truly care about what I create. It doesn't matter how large or small a painting is, or how much I may make. Whatever approach I take to do a painting, I give it my all. Each painting consumes me. I only do one at a time. I am always thinking about it, and sometimes I may even dream about it. I love paint, I love my brushes, and quite frankly it is for me, a love affair. 

My collectors are of great importance to me. I know that without them I would not be able to be a full time painter. Thank you. 

I would also like to truly thank all of you on social media who have been so kind as to comment on my art. You give me encouragement. I truly appreciate you. 

My art exists because of passion. Each stroke of paint that I put on a canvas is there from the magic place that art comes from. I don't know what to call it but magic. It is not the magic of tricks. It needs a different definition. Even thought I may put down that stroke of paint, I can't explain why. Not as it happens at any rate. After a stroke of paint is done, I might be able to analyze it, but while the whole dance of painting is happening, all I can say, is that it's magic. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my art. 
                                                                                      Dan L Johnson