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Mark Johansen
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Attended Chase boys Comprehensive
Lives in Chelmsford, Essex
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The start of another Tree-line painting 
60 x 60 cm oil on canvas

Unlike normal I was painting with a palette knife instead of a brush, applying, scraping back and blending with the knife creates some interesting marks and effects.

although the distant tree-line has developed nicely it lacks the abstract nature that is normally characteristic of my paintings but I think that the next few layers will turn the abstract vision of a distant tree line into a reality.
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see Mark Johansen’s short artist video’s and discover the secrets of abstracts in a simple down to earth way to reveal the mysteries of abstract art.
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this is a abstract landscape I've been working on for a week or two. I have decide to call it 'Somewhere to go' and although I'm not quite sure its done yet I'm pleased with the effect.
I think this abstract landscape painting is both delicate and strong and the thin layers of colour add a depth and quality that is hard to appreciate in a photo.
'Somewhere to go' abstract landscape 60 x 60 x 4 cm oil on canvas 
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I got into my artists studio today and continued work on one of the new paintings Ive got on the go at the moment.

This is the underpainting / background and after four coats of blending its finally developing the depth I'm looking for. Each layer of paint takes a little over 2 hours to apply to these smaller canvases  

however I realised that I must have rushed the last one although the light was fading at the time as I can see lots streaks and places were the blending is not as smooth as I would like. Oh well thats life  
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I have finally changed my profile photo....
originally it had been vey dark as a protest and statement about online censorship... Now it is just Off Centre 
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It was such a nice day yesterday I decide to take some photos of  a few abstract paintings I have created over the years.

This one is called Abstract in Red created in 2010 in vibrant oil on a 70 x 70 cm canvas, which is when I began exploring lines in the landscape.

The dark  broken lines and patches of intense contrasting colours highlight the abstract landscape in rich texture and powerful colour’s of vivid yellows, warm pinks and luscious reds and blues create a distinctive personality this abstract painting posses
#abstractart  
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Drifting Aimlessly
encaustic artwork  10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches aprox

Created in an unfamiliar media of #encaustic  wax on baking sheet or grease-prof-paper as part of an exhibition of 7 different artist using one media.

Encaustic beeswax is not my preferred media and if I am honest I was frustrated and by the limitations of this particular media. However the result is quite pleasing if a little unusual for me as an Artist.

My first attempt was hopeless so working outside the box I decided to use a grease proof surface as a direct contradiction of the media to create a floating almost transient state piece that is neither fixed or confined within any boundaries      

The actual process was simple, apply the encaustic wax to torn strips the pieces were then haphazardly arranged and loosely fixed with drops of wax. The translucent nature of the media helps create the atmosphere this artwork has.
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an abstract landscape I've been working on 
 
this is a abstract landscape I've been working on for a week or two. I have decide to call it 'Somewhere to go' and although I'm not quite sure its done yet I'm pleased with the effect.
I think this abstract landscape painting is both delicate and strong and the thin layers of colour add a depth and quality that is hard to appreciate in a photo.
'Somewhere to go' abstract landscape 60 x 60 x 4 cm oil on canvas 
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Here my Tuesday youtube video Abstract Art Video by the artist Mark Johansen.
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Google an odd place at times.... I flick it on and this is what I see OH well not the best thing ever but lets get on with it and find out were it leads :)
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Abstract in Red a few photos of a abstract landscape I created in 2010
 
Tt was such a nice day yesterday I decide to take some photos of  a few abstract paintings I have created over the years.

This one is called Abstract in Red created in 2010 in vibrant oil on a 70 x 70 cm canvas, which is when I began exploring lines in the landscape.

The dark  broken lines and patches of intense contrasting colours highlight the abstract landscape in rich texture and powerful colour’s of vivid yellows, warm pinks and luscious reds and blues create a distinctive personality this abstract painting posses
#abstractart  
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Discover the unique abstract art painting ‘Yellow Roundel’ in this short artists video by Mark Johansen
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    1975
  • Waltham forest collage
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Colourful Abstract Artist and an energetic student of fun, hardworking, diligent, committed and determined
Introduction

I live with dyslexia and M.E. which has to some extent moulded some of my life choices; however I have learnt that I am the master of my own fate giving me the power to overcome any difficulties that present themselves. Today I work as an artist (painter) and created my own website Mjo-art and maintain a blog,  colours of intent as well as being involved in a number of exciting business enterprises including web design, property, marketing, consultancy and promotions.

As an artist, painting is like putting together the Notes in music, the rifts, cords and melodies combine in colour, texture and shapes that create the harmonies, energy and balance that bring a painting to life. This is especially true in appreciating modern and abstract artwork which is in essence the raw power of emotion and ideas that spring from the human state, filling our world with images and excitement.

My recent involvement in a domestic cleaning business in Chelmsford, Essex as the marketing director has offered me the chance to develop and hone my skills in web design allowing me the chance to maintain D.K.M. domestic services on the first page of Google for a number of search terms without the need to spend a single penny to achieve this, which I have found most gratifying to say the least.  I am without a doubt delighted that www.dkm-cleaning.co.uk  has proved to be so successful in meeting and surpassing all our initial targets, making our business turning a profit in only four months of trading.

D.K.M. is about improving the lives of others and the way that we help ordinary people get a better lifestyle, save money and time is by understanding that business is all about Trust! Making money is a result of our actions not the goal which means we create a win win situation for all.

Thinking in Positive ways, is a life changing experience that improvers every aspect of my business life, art and painting particularly has demonstrated to me that reward's for the individual and those around you, far outstrip the effort of personal investment.

 

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As a Traveller and explorer of life I am an expert and authority on English 17th century Colours, Flags, standards and banners. Advanced motorcyclist, A fantastic Chef who loves good food and fine beer (mostly belgium beers)
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Resident Artist at Hylands House in Chelmsford as a self employed artist and business man
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Abstract Painter specialising in oil colour fine arts
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  • self employed artist and business man
    Abstract Artist, present
    Abstract Painter specialising in oil painting Mark works as one of the Resident Artist at Hylands House in Chelmsford, Essex which are open to the Public on Sundays and Mondays. being open to the public allows the self employed artist the opportunity to educate and inform people about abstract art as well offering Marks unique paintings to be perched directly from the artist Mark is also responsible for promoting the Essex Artists as a group and organising a range of Events, Exhibitions and Talks related directly to Art and Painting.
  • DKM cleaning
    owner, 2015
    I own and run a domestic leaning business with my partner which has proven a huge success with many clients in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas
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Enfield - Nelson, Lancashire
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