Johnnie Andre’ Anderson is an artist who works in a variety of mediums and substrates. He has been painting professionally for 30 years. In the last ten years he has employed an airbrush in service of hundreds of art lovers in many different counties in North Carolina such as; Pitt, Greene, Nash, Wilson, and Beaufort. His studio work is primarily oil paint on canvas where he seeks to capture the beauty and tragedy of Life. Women are his primary subject. He has been on the cover of the Yellow Pages for Wilson County, 1998. His works have been displayed in various galleries and museums such as North Carolina Central University museum of art, Durham NC, the Durham’s Art Guild, Durham, NC, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, The Student Center main campus, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, The Ledonia Wrights Cultural Arts Center, main campus, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Mr. Anderson’s art has printed and published in the News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson, NC, The Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC. In February 2019, Mr. Anderson was the featured Artist for Black History Month for The Arts Council of Wayne County, Goldsboro, NC.
Beth Waldron: My focus on wildlife photography was born out of a simple discovery: nature soothes stress. I first began taking daily walks for health. I found when I took my camera along, I walked longer and farther compelled by the temptation of what creature might be around the next corner. I discovered by focusing my attention upon creatively capturing wildlife, I was not thinking about daily stresses. I learned wildlife is everywhere, even in the most urban of environments. The goal of my creative work is to share these wildlife encounters with others so that they too might be inspired to seek out the creatures which share our state and enjoy the unique peace which time in nature provides.