Shelley Johnson is the featured artist through October at Pacific Rim Gallery.

Johnson, a writer and artist, was inspired to paint watercolors by her travels abroad.

She has exhibited at the art fairs and at galleries in Arizona. In 1993 she started writing murder mysteries and published three novels in seven years.

In 1999 she moved to Oregon. The scenery inspired her creativity to paint in oils this time. Johnson likes to focus on spontaneity and light and describes her work as "a Bonnard blended with a Monet."

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