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As we head into the 21st century, the hand made relics of the recent past are rapidly disappearing. The carefully crafted homes, barns and boats speak of an unhurried existence where quality and care were more important than mass production. Although some of these objects no longer exist where they once stood, they do continue to live on in the paintings of A. Hale Johnson.

Johnson’s paintings preserve our memories of these things for the future-the endless existence of its contents. While some artists’ paintings capture a moment in time, Johnson’s scenes are timeless-existing day after day as if it were the scene you view every morning outside your kitchen window.

The seeds of Johnson’s art began to germinate during childhood summer trips with his family to the countryside. Even in the early years of his life, he identified with that gentle scenery and the quiet strength of the icons of rural life.

For over 42 years, Johnson has sought out subjects that strike an emotional chord within him. In recent years however, Johnson’s old friends (the hand-hewn boats and rugged buildings of the past) have begun to disappear from our countryside. As he walks the paths of the quiet places he loves, Johnson searches for something that touches his aesthetic and emotional sensibilities. It’s not enough to just paint a pretty scene. Each scene must speak to this artist? especially if he is to communicate his feelings to his viewers in a subsequent painting. A work of art truly succeeds when an undisputed, shared emotional connection exists between the viewer and the artist with the work of art as a conduit.

A painting’s design and mood expressed is important to Johnson and he often spends considerable time in the naming of his artworks in order to create a uniform idea. The curvilinear aspect of wooden boats offers added interest and a beautiful design to Johnson’s paintings. He employs various techniques for these paintings? whatever he feels will set the tone and mood. Recently Johnson has expanded his quest for subjects to the British Isles-England, Scotland, as well as continuing to pursue the places of inner New England.

Having presented more than 50 solo exhibitions in addition to winning his share of awards in group exhibitions, Hale Johnson is most gratified by the continuing warm and receptive appreciation of his work by those who view and collect his paintings.

Tilting at Windmills Gallery has been one of his exclusive galleries for 32 years. He is the most collected artist of the New England school and continues to be in great demand.

BEACHED BOW

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

A bit of a boat bow on a beach!

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TARPAPER SHACK

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 in. x 20 in.

A peek inside…

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TWENTY QUARTS

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 10 in. x 6 in.

A milk jug peeps over weathered barn wood in this still life.

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COASTER

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 42 in. x 24 in.

A wide variety of textures and qualities of light abound in this larger nautical painting by Hale.

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ROCK BOUND RIM

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 16 in. x 8 in.

That wagon wheel was changed a long, long time ago!

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HULLED

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 16 in. x 8 in.

This weathered dory takes on an almost organic shape like a seashell lying on its grassy dune…

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SILO IN THE ROUND

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 28 in. x 14 in.

Hale captures the gleam of slushy snow in the midday sun in this silo themed stunner!

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HORSEDRAWN

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 24 in. x 12 in.

No artist captured the beauty of weathered wood and textures of barnyard flora quite like Hale did!

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THIS OLD HOUSE

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 20 in. x 36 in.

This old house looks like it has a lot of sweet memories absorbed in the very walls…

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NO CUTTING HAY TODAY

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 24 in. x 12 in.

The hay harvest is in, time to put the implements away and enjoy winter coziness!

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RHODEN’S RETREAT

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 26 in. x 12 in.

A peaceful, coastal cottage awaits the arrival of the family vacation to enliven it!

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TUCKED IN

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 26 in. x 12 in.

Time to tuck in the carriage, dust off the sleigh and make some tracks in that perfect snow!

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FLYING CLOUD

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 18 in. x 10 in.

Up close and nautical, a tugboat steamer stack study!

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EMPLOYEES ONLY

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 18 in. x 10 in.

Don’t get any ideas, it’s “employees only” allowed in! But the railway station master can be spied through the window… A human figure in a Hale Johnson painting is a rarity!

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THE ELMS

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 20 in. x 30 in.

Even tree stumps have many fascinating textures to draw the artistic eye!

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NEEDS A WHEEL

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 18 in. x 34 in.

…or three…

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RED TRUCK

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 28 in. x 14 in.

The red trucks door is invitingly ajar, awaiting another drive over the fields…

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Farmer’s Flagstaff

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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 in. x  20 in.

The farmer’s flagstaff awaits the Fourth of July to fly its colors! The flagstaff is the unlikely focal point of this singular artwork!

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D’ SOTO

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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12in. x  20 in.

Driven and drifted, the DeSoto takes a snow day…

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POINTED EAST

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 18in. x  11 in.

Even while “docked” on the dunes, this vessel points east, reminiscing of days at sea…

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FARM EQUIPMENT

Price: $
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 14in. x  28 in.

Farm equipment left to rust in the field can have its uses, especially as inspiration for art!

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RED ROOFS

Price: $
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 30 in. x  16 in.

Hale perfectly captures the slant of sunlight on rusty roofs, making the everyday extraordinary!

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KNOCK, KNOCK

Price: $
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 18 in. x  24 in.

What lies behind the side door? The imagination can run wild with this painting!

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NORTH RIVER FARM

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 28 in. x  14 in.

The sun is just starting to rise on this tranquil rustic scene.

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A WHITE BARN

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 32 in. x  20 in.

Attention to detail; look into the windows to see the antiques inside the barn!

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PROVERBIAL RED

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 16in. x  30 in.

Every farm requires the proverbial red barn!

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STILL RED

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 17 in. x  28 in.

Vestiges of the original color still cling to this weathered barn!

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NEW HOLLAND

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 30 in. x 48 in.

A wonderful ‘icon’ to add to your collection!!!

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ADLER’S GREY BARN

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 20 in. x 36 in.

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CAST SHADOWS

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 24 in. x 36 in.

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BARN PEAK

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 in. x 26 in.

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A BIT OF SHADOW

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 16 in. x 30 in.

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WEST STONESDALE FARM

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 20 in. x 40 in.

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FUEL DEPOT

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Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12 in. x 24 in.

Rusty barrels are once again an example of the ability Hale Johnson possesses to make RUSTY surfaces look and feel so ……… rusty! A talent to be savored!

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SALVAGE

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 8 in x 20 in

Another lovely still life by Hale Johnson. I suppose this car might be considered a “fix-me-upper”.

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CHRISTMAS COVE

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Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 6 in x 12 in

A gem to add to any collection. Exquisite detail and an endearing subject.

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COLD AND CLEAR

Hale Johnson
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Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 12 in x 26 in

Another amazing and quaint expression by Hale Johnson. No one does paintings of stone better.

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11 AM

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Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 26 in x 12 in

Leaning Fork and waiting to be used, this painting portrays a daily needed barn chore relic. A newly consigned oil from one of many past avid collectors.

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BEACHED

Price: $9000
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 10 in x 24 in

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THE YELLOW HOUSE

Price: $
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: “12 x 20”

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ISLAND PINE

Price: $3300
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 8 in. x  16 in.

YOUNG GROWTH WITH ANCIENT STONES!

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RAIN OR SHINE

Price: $4500
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 9 in. x  14 in.

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TWIN WINDOWS

Price: $12,000
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 in. x 30 in.

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ALL IN ONE

Price: $13000
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12 in. x 22 in.

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ORT’S PIPE

Price: $8500
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 16 in. x 12 in.

Love the old red door!

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HIGH ASHORE

Price: $ 30000
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 24 in. x  46 in.

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VINAL HAVEN SLOOP

Price: $ 12000
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12 in. x  26 in.

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LANDLOCKED

Price: $ 14000
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12 in. x  30 in.

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WOOD AND STONE

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 26 in. x  12 in.

 

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RAM’S GATE

Price: $40,000
Medium: Oil on pane
Size: 24 in. x  40 in.

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POTATO FARM

Price: $
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 in. x  30 in.

 

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OVER IN THE MIST

Price: $5500
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 9 in. x  14 in.

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Price: $27,500
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 20 in. x  40 in.

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