Monday, June 28, 2021

Studio Gallery Now Open for the 2022/2023 Season!

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is open for the new 2023/2023 season by appointment!  I'd love to have you visit and see my studio and also my paintings, many of which decorate the studio and feature southwest landscapes.  You can see (and purchase!) many of the paintings I made at Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, Sedona, Arizona, as well as more local scenery.  I've painted all over the Southwest--New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado--as well as California.

Spring in the Canyon
30x24 Oil
Available at Pumphouse Studio Gallery

Pumphouse is located in western New Mexico, about two hours from Albuquerque, one hour from Gallup, and 20 minutes from Zuni.  For an appointment, contact me via e-mail at or 505.303.0702.

Besides visiting my studio, you can also enjoy visiting other local sites along the "Ancient Way," including El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments; El Calderon, an extinct volcano; Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary; the Old School Gallery, and lots more.

As a reminder, Pumphouse is also "base camp" for my one-on-one, private painting intensive workshops.  Completely customized to the individual, the workshop allows you to paint with me side-by-side and to get valuable feedback.  We'll also work together on projects to help you improve your skills.   You can find out more information about this unique program, as well as about my all-level Sedona (Arizona) at

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pumphouse Studio Gallery Relocated!

You will find us now in Western New Mexico, please see one of Michael's various websites for more information!  He teaches throughout the US, specializing in the American Southwest and the Downeast Maine Coast. or or  He loves to teach for established art groups or come and see his paintings and we will give you a personalized tour!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Paint Sedona Workshops!

Pumphouse Studio Gallery shows Michael Chesley Johnson's paintings and is the administrative headquarters of his popular 4 day outdoor (plein air) painting workshops, Paint Sedona.  Student studio is located in Sedona, but most of the work is done outdoors. Plan a personal retreat for yourself alone or with a group of friends.$300 for 4 days instruction or package deal for $600 w/lodging options.  See Paint Sedona Workshops for the current schedule, including workshops in our new home in western New Mexio near the Zuni pueblo!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tour the Artist's Studio

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is open by appointment.  You can visit the studio of Michael Chesley Johnson, and he'll gladly talk to you about his process for oil and pastel painting whether in the studio or out on location, en plein air.  Also, you can view dozens of his oil and pastel paintings, many of which have not been exhibited before.  Or, talk to Michael about a commission!  If you have a favorite view, let him know.

For an appointment, contact Michael at  We have moved so ask about new location in Western New Mexico near the Zuni pueblo.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumphouse Studio Gallery Now Open by Appointment!

Slide Rock Fault 16x20 oil
Available From:Goldenstein Gallery
70 Dry Creek Road Sedona, AZ 86336 / 928- 204-1765 /
Many other paintings are available!

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is now open by appointment!  Come see Michael Chesley Johnson's working studio and dozens of his oil and pastel landscapes.  Sizes range from small (6x8) to large (36x36) with a variety of prices to fit any budget.  (Why buy a print, reproduction or Giclee when you can get an original for a similar price?)

To schedule an appointment, call 575-267-2450 (leave message) or e-mail

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Taking Reservations for Paint Sedona Now Beginning October 27, 2015

We are taking reservations for our Paint Sedona Plein Air Painting Workshops.  The program begins October 27th and is offered until April 15, 2016.  Pick you week and if you are the first to sign up you can request a special subject or medium workshop.  $300 per week, 4 students maximum, customizable.

Prepare for your workshop by reading one of all of Michael's books:  Available books by Michael Chesley Johnson  Michael just wrote a new book which was published in June 2015.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Opened for the Plein Air Painting Season Now until Mid-April!

We will be back in the fall, starting in late October for the 10th Sedona Plein Air Festival.  If you'd like to visit our Sedona, AZ area studio gallery, please let us know!  We'd love to show you around the studio and gallery.  E-mail is the best way to contact me at  If I am out in the field painting, Trina can show you my paintings and the studio by prior appointment.

Follow my experience in the Grand Canyon at the Celebration of Art in September 2014 by following my daily blog postings:  September 2014 Plein Air Painter's Blog Postings.  Also, please consider joining me in Sedona this year and look at the schedule for Paint Sedona for the Fall and Winter of 2015.

It is also the beginning of our 10th season at Friar's Bay Studio Gallery if your travels take you in that direction next summer. If you'd like to visit there, please let us know!  We have regular hours in July and August and otherwise operate by appointment there...

Have a great end of summer! - Michael