This blog contains a selection of small workshop demonstrations and field sketches.

If you'd like to see larger, more finished paintings, we invite you to visit Pumphouse Studio Gallery.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Michael's paintings from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.  All are available for sale subject to prior sale.  Contact Michael regarding how to buy and most are available at the Kolb Studio for a limited time if your travels take you to the Grand Canyon!  He created a nice slide show for your viewing pleasure below.

2016 Grand Canyon Paintings from the Celebration of Art!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Opening for 2016 Fall Season Shortly

Michael is back in Arizona preparing for the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.  After October 14th, we will have the Pumphouse Studio Gallery open and will be beginning our Fall, Winter and Spring of 2017 season with Paint Sedona.  The workshops with Michael last 4 days and cost $300 for instruction only or $600 for instruction and 5 nights of lodging at thee studio which is an incredible deal!  The studio is a 3 bedroom home in West Sedona with a kitchen so all the amenities of home with tremendous red rock views.  This can also be scheduled as an art retreat with a guide if you prefer.

Pumphouse Studio Gallery in Cornville 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 West 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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pumphouse Studio Gallery Closing for the Season - See You Next Fall!

An Inviting Spot
12x9 pastel
by Michael Chesley Johnson

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is now closed for the 2016 season.  Thank you, everyone, for your patronage!  We will be back for the 2016/2017 season, starting with the Sedona Plein Air Festival.

In the meantime, if you are interested in plein air painting workshops this summer, please consider my Paint Campobello workshops, which this year will be held in Lubec, Maine.  For details:  The workshops are now open for registration!

Also, I will again be teaching my plein air painting workshops in Sedona in the 2016/2017 season.  For details:  And, even though that is some months away, registration is open for that, as well.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon!