Meet Leif (Erik) Johansen from Asheville, Nortrh Carolina. Erik is a self-taught artist who enjoys experimenting with a variety of materials. "I like to take a playful and unpretentious approach to my art. I chose to paint because it's a way for me to express myself in a way that is not easily put into words."
|Happy Couple by Leif Eric Johansen|
Erik has been painting since he was a child and says, “I have a proclivity towards twisted abstract characters, but as I continue to experiment and learn new, invariably I come up with new ideas and new styles which I hope gives me depth and diversity as an artist. Furthermore, I have never wanted to ‘typecast’ or ‘pigeonhole’ myself as a particular type of artist...I like to leave room for growth and learning.”
|Link by Leif Erik Johansen|
You can find Erik’s work in various places, such as his website leiferikjohansen.com and Terra Bistro Restaurant in Vail, Colorado. He’s working on a solo show at Hollingsworth Gallery in Palm Coast, Florida, as well as displaying his art at Zambra Restaurant in Asheville.
|The Secret by Leif Erik Johansen|
Erik lists his favorite artists as Picasso, Miro, Jesse Reno, Erik Otto, and Blaine Fontana. He considers commissions, so be sure to contact him.
|The Conformists by Leif Erik Johansen|