Johanna HARMON ✿

Johanna Harmon is a american painter, 1968 born in Milwaukee. She studied painting alongside prominent portrait and figure artists with varied artistic philosophies and approaches such as Carolyn Anderson, John Asaro, Mark Daily, Daniel Gerhartz OPAM, Quang Ho OPAM and C.W. Mundy OPAM. Following her 2014 OPA award, she expanded her understanding further by studying contemporary realism with Daniel Sprick, and abstract realism with David A. Leffel OPAM and Sherrie McGraw OPAM.

Her work has been presented in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions including the Portrait Society of America (PSoA), Oil Painters of America (OPA), Art Renewal Center, California Art Club, and Scottsdale Artists’ School, where she received numerous prestigious awards. Most recently, her painting 'Nature's Reverie' was awarded Best Signature Award of Excellence at the 2019 OPA National Juried Exhibition, 'Messengers' awarded 2nd place at PSoA's 2017 Art of the Portrait Conference and 'Golden Orchids' was honored with both a Certificate of Excellence at PSoA's 2016 International Portrait Competition and 1st Place in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category of PSoA's 2015 Members Only Competition.  In 2013, Harmon received OPA Signature Member designation, and acceptance into OPA’s 22nd National Juried Exhibition where she received her second Gold Medal Award, becoming the first artist to receive two OPA National Exhibition Gold Medal Awards in the organization’s history.  Her first Gold Medal was awarded in 2007.

Her work has been published in American Art Collector, International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Artbook of the New West, and Focus Santa Fe and is collected internationally.
Harmon was honored to be on the faculty of PSoA's 2019 Art of the Portrait Conference and OPA's 2017 National Convention, Curator and Juror for two North River Arts Society's Focus On Figures exhibitions, and Juror Of Awards for Oil Painters of America's 2015 Western Regional Juried Exhibition.

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