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Melissa D Johnston
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We catch a glimpse from time to time of who we think we "really" are, the exhilaration and excitement of recognizing something that seems ourselves and yet larger than ourselves at the same time. It is this "something" that fuels my passion both in the process of art and in its subject matter. Art--in process and product--can be revelatory. That revelation may be uncomfortable, or even disturbing, but it always has the power to transform.

I'm primarily a digital artist. I take a photograph in the moment--capture the feel of a place or the look of a person--and I build something new from there by adding in layers of other photographs I've also taken. I work intuitively, and the final result is almost always a surprise compared to where I thought I wanted to go in the beginning of a project! But that is part of the fun. And the revelation.

 

Defy by Melissa D Johnston

 

Harvesting Stars by Melissa D Johnston

 

Possibilities by Melissa D Johnston

 

the heavy moon by Melissa D Johnston

 

Cows, Wagon, Fog by Melissa D Johnston

 

lost in the fields of time by Melissa D Johnston

 

Letting Go by Melissa D Johnston

 

kayak at night by Melissa D Johnston

 

into the unknown by Melissa D Johnston

 

Fall Magic by Melissa D Johnston

 

Not Quite Morning by Melissa D Johnston

 

Torn Asunder by Melissa D Johnston

 

Leaving Home by Melissa D Johnston

 

Foggy Fall on the Parkway by Melissa D Johnston

 

Lazy Day at the Beach by Melissa D Johnston

 

Land by Melissa D Johnston

 

Emerge by Melissa D Johnston

 

Respite by Melissa D Johnston

 

Hope by Melissa D Johnston

 

Trek by Melissa D Johnston

 

Baby Steps by Melissa D Johnston

 

Sorrow by Melissa D Johnston

 

Precipice by Melissa D Johnston

 

Walk Away by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghosts and shadows vii - personal rapture by Melissa D Johnston

 

No Utopia by Melissa D Johnston

 

Shadow Selves by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghosts and shadows xxix-winter wonderland by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghosts and shadows vi - mistaken by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghost and shadows xxv - home soil by Melissa D Johnston

 

land of ascension by Melissa D Johnston

 

morning fire - fierce flower beauty by Melissa D Johnston

 

An Evening Walking the Grand Strand by Melissa D Johnston

 

Hazy Day at the Beach by Melissa D Johnston

 

Sunny Day at North Myrtle Beach by Melissa D Johnston

 

flyover by Melissa D Johnston

 

cherry grove beach walk by Melissa D Johnston

 

hay bales in snow by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghost and shadows ii - farm, sea, and sun by Melissa D Johnston

 

ghosts and shadows i by Melissa D Johnston

 

Ghosts and Shadows III - the three by Melissa D Johnston

 

evening snow glow by Melissa D Johnston

 

the farm in snow at sunset by Melissa D Johnston

 

one with the earth by Melissa D Johnston

 

The Artist as a Boy by Melissa D Johnston

 

Evening Fog in the Mountains of Virginia by Melissa D Johnston

 

the fence posts along the road by Melissa D Johnston

 

walking in granddad's fields by Melissa D Johnston