About the Artist

From a distance, Douglas W. Johnson’s landscapes appear to be painted with dots of color, reminiscent of the pointillist technique Vincent Van Gogh used to create his renowned 1887 self-portrait, or the impressionism technique used by Monet used to create his Field of Poppies at Giverny.

But step closer and you’ll discover that Mr. Johnson’s works of art aren’t paintings at all. He has traded the brush for several thousand points of glass: tiny shimmering sead beads woven into breathtaking glass canvases.

Creating coveted works of art
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Johnson has crafted more than 200 glass canvases, many now housed in private collections or proudly displayed in corporate lobbies. Fidelity Investments owns eight of his works. Doug has also been featured on several TV programs.