Ian Baker Johnson, Milwaukee-based painter

Rooted in abstract expressionism, Ian Baker Johnson engages in gestural mark-making and process painting while employing various tools to move paint across her canvas.

A Milwaukee artist, Ian is most known for her colorful contemporary art on canvas, paper, and board. Using a variety of large brushes and various tools, she applies paint with quick gestural strokes. As an artist who was schooled in abstract expressionism, Ian’s work continues to be rooted in that as well as in impressionism, and other influences from the modern art movement.

New Exhibition


The Healing Power of ART Inspired by NATURE 2023 Exhibition

Ian Baker Johnson was honored to be juried into “The Healing Power of ART Inspired by NATURE 2023” exhibition thru Manhattan Arts International with her painting “Walk in the Woods.”

The exhibition can be seen from January 1st thru March 1st at www.healing-power-of-art.org.

Ian, like all the other artists in this powerful and inspirational online art exhibition, believes that Art can be healing for not only individuals but also for society and for the environment. We all can take inspiration from Nature and can make a difference in our own or others’ lives.

“This exhibition reminds us about the unique and miraculous beauty of nature and our responsibility to honor, protect, and preserve it.”


This exhibition is curated by Renee Phillips, Founder & Director of The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS and Manhattan Arts International, NYC, NY.

Walk in the Woods, 24"x24" Acrylic on canvas