Michael Chesley Johnson
Michael splits his year between the high desert of New Mexico and Campobello Island in the Canadian Maritimes. Working in both oil and pastel, he was on the faculty of the 2022 Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and also the very first one in Las Vegas. A Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America, he also gives workshops across the U.S. and runs painting retreats both here and abroad.
A frequent writer for PleinAir and other magazines, he’s the author of several books, including Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air.