Barbara Johannes – Digital Photography


Salal Pool

Knarled Tree

Photography had been Barbara Johannes’ avocation during a forty year career in education. In retirement it has become one of her two main interests as is evidenced by her wide range of subject matter and various creative enhancements.

Johannes says, “It is my intent to create art that is both beautiful to look at and that evokes a response in the viewer such as touching a fond memory, giving a sense of security, bringing joy, or nourishing a sense of humor.” She pays special attention to the composition of each picture to bring out nuances of balance and lighting in sharply focused detail. Johannes finds special satisfaction when her photo compositions delight others. She feels, “It is very satisfying to share what I love.”

She purchased her first SLR camera in 1970 and moved to a digital version in 1990. She feels that digital art enhances details of placement, clarity, balance, and exposure. Also, the digital art format allows her to explore more imaginative compositions and complementary borders that differentiates her distinctive approach.

Barbara’s website is available at Johannes is no stranger to local shows and participates in the annual Studio Discovery tour and Art in the Redwoods. Her digital art and photography can also be found at the Discovery Gallery Artist Collective in Gualala.

Her other passion in retirement is playing the accordion, everything from pop standards, to Zydeco and folk music. She shares her music at numerous venues including the Oktoberfest at The Surf, Art in the Redwoods, and the Starcross Christmas Faire.

Contact Information:
Barbara Johannes
PO Box 752
Gualala, CA 95445

Phone: 707-326-4460


Barbara at Play