Annemarie Johnson is a professional artist specializing in mural painting and decorative wall finishes. Over the past 12 years I have enjoyed meeting my clients and working with them to achieve their dreams by making their homes beautiful. I love the creative process and have found each project to be as individual and unique as the person I am working with.

My dream is to work with local artists creating opportunities to collaborate and share in the decorative experience. In recent years I have worked on commercial projects with a team of artistS from the area.

Born in Baden, Austria in 1969 to Slovenian parents, Annemarie came to Canada at a very early age, eventually settling in Nova Scotia. She began her career as a Professional Artist in 2000. Since then, she has studied at St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Annemarie also completed classes from the School of Italian Plasters in Dallas, TX. Living in Halifax with her husband and five children, she explores her clients’ dreams each day in her studio.

Dreams have Wings - God gives us dreams to fly. When I first began painting I realized that drawing was like standing on the ground, and painting, was like flying high in the sky! I didn’t want to fly close to the ground by painting small art pieces but rather wanted the challenge and the thrill of painting BIG! I Love to Dream BIG! Let’s Dream Big together!

2011 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Sales & Rental
5 art pieces accepted
2010 Halifax Club Parker Street Charity Auction
2010 Art & Jules Art Gallery – community art gallery
2010 The Surf Show group exhibit, Laughleton Art Gallery, West Chezzacook, N/td>
2009 The Surf Show group exhibit, Laughleton Art Gallery, West Chezzacook, N/td>
2009 Halifax Art Map Exhibition Group Art Exhibit, FRED Art Gallery,Halifax, NS.
Exhibiting “Mist on Water”
2009 Real BIG Pictures Solo Art Exhibition, Queen Street Studios, Dartmouth, NS.
Exhibiting over 14 pieces
2009 14th Palette Art Workshop, Trompe L'oeil Class
One day painting workshop
2008 Contemporary Arts Society of Nova Scotia Presentation
“How to Create a Powerful Artist Portfolio”
2008 2008 Designer Showcase
Featured “Portals and Passages”
2007/2008 Professional Building Halifax, Nova Scotia - Main Lobby
Featured “Leaving” set of 3 paintings
2007 Group Art Show, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2007

2007 Designer Showcase
Featured “Italian Embrace”

2006/2007 Professional Building Halifax, Nova Scotia - Main Lobby
Featured “Prayers of Hope” and “Fury”
2005 2005 Designer Showcase
Featured “Welcome to the Nest”
2003 2003 Designer Showcase
Featured “Fish Kiss”
   

Online Publications
2013  Artisphere Online – “The Mahogany Library” – artisphereonline.com

Magazines
2012  Integrity Business Magazine “Where Hearts and Minds Come together” article (circulation 5,000)
2012  Integrity Business Magazine “What’s In Your Hand?” article (circulation 10,000)           
2011  Integrity Business Magazine “No Words Can Say” article (circulation 10,000)
2008  Designer Showcase Magazine “Portals and Passages” Entrance
2008  The Pentecostal Testimony national magazine front cover and full page photo & write up.
2007  Kids Help Phone Designer Showcase Magazine Featured the Mural “Italian Embrace”
2007  Kids Help Phone Designer Showcase Magazine Featured canvas painting “Impatience”
2005  East Coast Living Featured the “Waterfall” and “Welcome to the Nest” (circulation 50,000)
2005  Saltscapes  Canada’s East Coast Magazine featured “Fury” (circulation 45,000)
2005  Designer Showcase Magazine  Featured the Mural “Welcome to the Nest” (circulation 10,000)
2005  Parent Child Guide Featured “Land Before Time” Mural
2003  Designer Showcase Featured Goldfish Bathroom “Fish Kiss” Mural (circulation 10,000)
1999  The Testimony - Christmas front cover and 3 illustrations

Newspaper Articles
2007  The Chronicle Herald, front page photo of the mural “Prayers of Hope” Dartmouth, NS                
2007  Dartmouth/ColeHarbour Daily News featured: “Prayers of Hope” Mural
2007  Southender Magazine Local Newspaper Featured: “Fish Kiss” Mural, full page article
2007  Dartmouth Laker  featured “Prayers of Hope” with full page article
2004  Halifax Daily News featured: “Land Before Time” and “Faux Ceiling” (circulation 20,000)
2004  North Dartmouth Echo featured: “Fury” and “Fish Kiss”
2003  Trident Newspaper Stadacona Navy Base, Prayer Room Mural project (circulation 10,000)