About the Artist
Scott Lee Johnson was born in 1952 and raised in Connecticut, where he still lives. He has been surrounded by the art world for most of his life. His Great Aunt and Uncle were Annetta and Louis St Gaudens. Louis was the brother of Augustus Saint-Gaudens with whom Annetta studied and worked for much of her career. Scott's grandfather, Annetta's brother, was Burt W. Johnson, a noted California sculptor, whose works still grace many public buildings and parks across the United States. Sadly, his untimely death at the age of 37 cut short a very promising career. Scott's father, Harvey W. Johnson, was a charter member of the "Cowboy Artists of America" for over 33 years. Scott only discovered his talent for art later in life. He studied under Stanley Bleifeld, a former president of the "National Sculpture Society", and with Fritz White of the Cowboy Artists. His art has been displayed at shows all over the country.
“Sculpting is a second career for me. I was never very good at drawing, maybe a little better than the next guy but not good enough to make a living at it. A number of years ago I had a feeling that I might be able to work in three dimensions and so I started some rough sculptures. I was encouraged by some artist friends of my father to continue my studies. Unfortunately, I was deeply entrenched in the construction industry for earning my living and could not devote very much time to my sculpture. I was fortunate enough to find Stanley Bleifeld who took me under his wing and allowed me to study with him on my own schedule. I also did a number of classes with Fritz White, a member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
The majority of my work is either Biblical illustration, Christian themed or studies of relationship. I believe that a person's art should reflect their passions and my main passion is following Jesus and attempting to share what I find with others. Everything I am or have or love comes from the stories that have been played out with my friends and family all trying to live that life. My inspirations often come to me as tableaus that depict moments of blessing or healing or even challenge."