J O H A N N A   M C C O R M I C K         P A I N T I N G
A B O U T   M E


I have been creating personal and professional
art for over fifty years. A California native, I am a
graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in
art/ graphic design. While my business of thirty years,
McCormick Design, occupies much of my creative
juices, I am also an avid painter and photographer. I am
a member of the Santa Cruz Mountain Arts Center
where I participate in numerous classes and shows.
I live and work in Boulder Creek, California.

A B O U T   M Y   P A I N T I N G S

Having spent much of my life out of doors, my paintings reflect my connection with the landscape as I experience it; whether on my own land, or in some of the most remote areas in the country. That is where

I find beauty and where I can make sense of the world.

From a more traditional landscape style, my paintings are moving toward the abstract, or what I call “minimalist landscapes” (Please see "Earth & Air on my portfolio page). Striving to strip away almost everything recognizable as landscape, I want to reveal just the essentials. Sky and land, coming together as a far-off horizon, with just a hint of what lies between. Then, instead of depicting a particular location, the painting evokes the emotion or memory of place.