About Lindsay Johnson

If you're hoping to find Lindsay Johnson, you’d be better off looking outside.  A tomboy practically from birth, she spent most of her childhood exploring the backyard pond and the small patch of woods behind her family home in Kentucky.  "I remember coming home covered in mud with some animal in hand.  Most of my toys were stuffed animals or dinosaurs which always seemed to end up wearing toilet paper casts and band aids.  As soon as I learned that it was possible to make a living out of caring for animals, I set my sights on veterinary school."  However, after just a few semesters in college Lindsay knew she wasn't satisfied with her career choice.  "My grades were never an issue, but the stress of keeping up with coursework ate up all my free time.  It didn't take me long to realize that if I wanted to be a veterinarian there wouldn't be any room in my life for art.  The best compromise I could find seemed to be an Animal Health Technology degree.  That way, I could work with animals and still find time to pursue my artistic passions."  Already pursuing a minor in art, she changed her focus from Pre-Veterinary Medicine to Animal Health Technology.

Four years later, degrees in hand, Lindsay set off to work full time in a veterinary hospital.  Within a year she knew that this was not her calling, either.  In 2012, Lindsay and her husband Chris moved to Colorado.  The mountains and natural setting reignited her desire to catalogue the beauty of the world around her, and she quickly decided to make her art a full time career.  Her inspiration and work comes from an array of photographs she has taken throughout the years at national parks, vacations and zoos.  As a young artist who is still finding her voice through her art, she enjoys experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.

"Art reflects the artist, and when you look at a piece of art what you're really seeing is a little piece of the artist's soul.  I want my work to represent the beauty of nature in a way that people can relate to and appreciate.  If nature could look at my work, I hope she would see all of the care and passion I put into my pieces.  I hope what I do would make her smile.  I couldn't do what I do without my husband Chris and the support of family, friends, and fellow nature lovers.  Nature gives me the sources; all I can hope to do is make her proud."