Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter's Dream

It's been awhile since my last post. I hope you all have had a wonderful fall/winter. Things were crazy around here for awhile, but they have settled down some now. Had a brother in hospital for several weeks, but thankfully he's out now and doing much better. Makes you realize what is truly important in life when you see someone you love go through so much and fight so hard. Truly puts perspective on things.

This is a painting I did for this year's Christmas Eve group show in Santa Fe, New Mexico: "If Past is Prologue." The show had a wonderful turnout and there were lots of people walking down Canyon Road enjoying the farilito walk. If you are ever in Santa Fe for Christmas, and I Highly recommend it, you HAVE to experience the farilito walk at least once. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I wish you all the best for the New Year.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Colorations: Sedona, Arizona. Lanning Gallery Fine Art

All paintings have been completed and shipped out to Sedona for next Friday's show. I am very excited to be back in Sedona among the red rocks. The drive up from Phoenix is one of my favorites as it's in the middle of prime Saguaro cactus country. Just a few more days. Hope to see you at the show!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Hideaway

This is the final painting for the one-man exhibition to be held next month in Sedona, Arizona at Lanning Gallery. It's a landscape in the New Mexico mountains during the autumn under full fall foliage. Aspen trees and whispering Aspen with distant mountains and evening sky. I enjoyed painting this one, I hope you like it. All the best... JH

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sedona One Man Show

I just wrapped the final painting for the one-man show in Sedona for next month. This year's show consists of a mix of landscapes and wildlife paintings. I think the collection is cohesive and will hopefully look great hanging on the walls at Lanning Gallery. I'll attach an image of the most recent wildlife painting I finished; "The Watcher". Tonight's final painting will be posted when it's imaged in the next few days. Cheers! JH

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Million Dollar Highway Aspen

They call it the Million Dollar Highway for a reason. The Aspen were near peak, and the drive from Durango to Ouray was electrifying. Absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

San Juan Symphony - A Season of Appreciation

The San Juan Symphony Orchestra's performance of "A Season of Appreciation" was Amazing! The performance began with an inspired commissioned piece from San Cardon titled "Song of the Mountain Poets." Next came the Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37 by Beethoven (with Norman Krieger performing on piano.) The concert was concluded with Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme) Op. 36. The performances were flawless, inspiring and moving from beginning to end. I was honored to be a part of this years' "A Season of Appreciation." If you are ever in Durango, CO (and I highly suggest that you make plans to visit!) take the opportunity to experience the San Juan Symphony Orchestra. You will be moved and you will witness some magic on the mountains of southwest Colorado. -JH

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Durango, Colorado weekend

I was fortunate enough to be asked to be the San Juan Symphony Orchestra's featured artist of 2011. I arrived in Durango yesterday and have had a marvelous time since my arrival. Yesterday I met with the director of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Kathy Myrick, and was given a tour of the arts center. Today I was part of the 'Diesel's and Easels' project. A Specialty Train For Artists, Art Lovers And History Buffs Collaborative Event Between The Durango Arts Center And The Durango And Silverton Narrow Gauge Train. The ride took us through some of the most beautiful scenery in southwest Colorado. I met some amazing artists, historians, fly fishing specialists and other wonderful people that made the day an amazing experience. The weather was perfect and the company was sublime. It could not have been better. Cheers!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Durango, San Juan Symphony Art Show

I'm leaving in the morning for a weekend of music, art and autumn Aspen viewing in the Rocky Mountains of Durango, Colorado. The peak Aspen viewing season is in full force, and I look forward to experiencing it once again.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Aspen Perspective

This is a new landscape painting of Aspen trees during the autumn from the mountains above Santa Fe. 50" x 58" acrylic painting on canvas. Cheers.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Evening Flight

Finished an 18x18 of a Great Horned Owl in flight. Preparing for the fall season. Upcoming show in Durango, CO in September and then heading to Sedona, AZ in November. Can't wait to be out in the mountains and desert again. Hope you like the piece! Cheers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oriole Painting

I am working on some new wildlife paintings for the show in Sedona, Arizona. This is the latest of the bunch. A Baltimore Oriole perched on a branch high atop a Maple tree. Cheers!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Indigo Bunting

This is an original acrylic painting on canvas I just finished. An Indigo Bunting perched in a blooming Cherry tree. Hope you enjoy! JH

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunburst Sunset

I just wrapped up a new piece for the exhibition in Sedona. This painting is of a Sunflower Field in Spain at sunset. Setting sun over the vast fields of rolling Sunflowers. The painting measures 58" x 50". It's an original acrylic on canvas. Hope you enjoy! JH

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Landscape Painting | Aspen Evanescence

Just wrapped this 26x32 canvas up. New Mexico Rocky Mountain landscape painting on canvas of Aspen trees in the throws of fall. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Exhibition Tonight!

One man exhibition of new abstract paintings on canvas. Join us tonight at Julie Wait Designs in downtown Rogers, 318 S. First St. Rogers, Ar 72756.

Thursday, June 30, 2011



Contact: Julie Fryauf
Julie Wait Designs, Inc.
318 S. First Street
Rogers, Arkansas 72756
Phone: (479) 631-8706
Fax: (479) 631-0094


Dateline: Rogers, AR on 6/28/2011
High resolution photos available on request.


Julie Wait Designs art gallery is featuring the original abstract and landscape acrylic paintings on canvas by regional artist, Johnathan Harris. Johnathan's contemporary paintings are vibrantly colorful and full of life. His paintings have been collected consistently over the years and his work can be seen on public display from Fortune 500 companies to public and private collections across the country. His work is represented in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona; Sedona, Arizona; Memphis, Tennessee and Heber Springs, Arkansas.
"Creating artwork is my passion, a refuge from the modern world, a time for me to reflect and express; an absolute necessity for me to feel complete. I prefer to focus on Southwestern landscapes not only for the naturally beautiful compositions, the colors and endless inspiration, but also because of the effect of seasonal changes and variations due to light. The southwest region is the inspiration behind a large portion of my landscape work as well as many of my abstract canvases. I strive to capture on canvas all the sensations and revelations I experience when I am alone in the midst of nature and thus enable viewers to enjoy my perception of the world." Julie Wait Designs art gallery is located at 318 S. First Street in Historic
Downtown Rogers.  The gallery is open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 and by appointment.  Johnathan Harris' show will be featured in the gallery from July 7th and continue through August 31st.  Meet Johnathan in the gallery during Third Friday Twilight Walk on July 15, 6:00 - 8:00p.m.  Contact 479.631.8706 for additional information.

Julie Wait Fryauf, ASID
Julie Wait Designs, Inc.
318 S. First Street
Rogers, AR  72756

Desert Flight

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Upcoming Exhibit

I have been invited to have a one-man exhibit at Julie Wait Designs in downtown Rogers, Arkansas next month, July 15th. The exhibit will be showcasing my latest abstract and wildlife works on canvas as well as a choice selection of my limited edition giclee reproductions. Check out Julie Wait Designs website here:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Art Gallery sourcing in Chicago

I'm in Chicago checking out galleries and speaking with a few gallery owners about possible representation in the Windy City. This is my first time in the city and I am surprised at how inspired I am here. It's a very clean, safe-feeling city (in the downtown area where I'm staying, I've heard there are other spots in the city to avoid). The skyline at night with reflections in the Chicago river is drop dead gorgeous. Heading out to the galleries now and the Art Institute. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Abstract painting: Back in Time

This is the most recent abstract painting I finished. Inspired by photos from the Hubble Deep Space Telescope. I've attempted to capture the colors and mystery of the distant cosmos. I hope you enjoy. -JH

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Abstract painting: Inner Galactic

New original acrylic painting on canvas. Abstract expressionistic painting inspired by the Hubble deep space telescope. Cosmic galaxy inspired art.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Aspen Painting

I've been a bit lax lately with posting. Sorry about that! Busy busy, but starting to settle a bit. I just finished a new Aspen painting, 50" x 58", acrylic on canvas. I think it turned out well. It's a scene from a photo I took in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico above Santa Fe during the autumn aspen color change. I hope you enjoy it! -JH

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New abstract painting on canvas

This is a new painting I just wrapped up titled "Infinite Tranquility II." It's an abstract piece, 36" x 48" on gallery wrapped canvas. Abstract work allows a lot of freedom and looseness that other subject matters do not. I enjoy working on abstracts in between landscapes and wildlife work as it challenges and inspires. I hope you enjoy the piece.  JH

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New paintings, Abstracts and Landscape...

I hope everyone is having a nice spring and enjoying the warmer weather. I have been in the studio a lot lately working on a few abstracts and preparing to start on a new body of landscapes for a one-man exhibition coming up next November at Lanning Art Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. I am looking forward to pushing my work forward and seeing what happens! I'll post images of the work soon. All the best to everyone!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

White Waters

Just wrapped up a few new pieces and wanted to share. White Waters is a southwest mountain landscape with a roaring river, evergreens and snow caps on the distant mountains.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reach for the Sky

I just finished this 32"x26" acrylic painting of a Sonoran desert landscape painting of saguaro cactus and wildflowers in the evening hours before dusk. South of Phoenix, north of Tucson, Arizona. Hope you like it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ghost Ranch Landscape

I just wrapped up this piece based on a landscape from Ghost Ranch, New Mexico in northern New Mexico. The mountain is the Pedernal Mountain which Georgia O'Keefe focused a lot of her art on. Her ashes are actually spread on top of the Pedernal. The desert is filled with sagebrush, cactus and rolling hills. This view is visible from the Ghost Ranch resort near Abiqui, New Mexico.  

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Work in the Studio...

Hello everyone, I hope you had a nice winter and are ready for the spring. It's been a hectic few months, but I've been camping in the studio a lot lately and have been able to create a few canvases. The first piece is a view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, from my most recent trip there. (40" x 60" acrylic on canvas) The other piece is an abstract work (24" x 30" on canvas) . I hope you enjoy...

Sunday, February 27, 2011


I took a trip recently to Sedona and thought I'd post a few photos of the landscape there. It's a truly magical place. I've been working on some new pieces and look forward to seeing the response they receive. I hope you all are doing well and having a great year.
All the best...

Autumn's Dreams

Here is the latest canvas I finished for the gallery in Sedona (Lanning Gallery). It's a 50x40 Aspen landscape painted from a photograph I took in the mountains of Colorado near Aspen. I hope you enjoy it. -JH