Types of tropical fish pictures

Painting Ideas -Types of Tropical Fish, Lovers Floating, Reflections

Smiling broadly, Terry sits astride a red chair in his studio, surrounded by paintings.

Painting ideas flow and are all part of Terry Johnson's fantasy art images.

Terry Johnson is happy. His painting ideas and subjects for his fantasy art images are all around him as he works, his beaming smile an invitation to chat for a while.

For Terry's subjects are us and his everyday surroundings. His keen skills of observation are matched by his light-hearted approach to life as he finds much to amuse him – and us.

Terry Johnson in his studio

Deftly he blocks in bright colour or adds a flourish here and there to an engaging painting, using his well practised acrylic painting techniques. With considerable skill, belied by his light-hearted approach, he makes comment or tells stories about an imaginary situation into which he draws the viewer.

Painting, 'Fishermen's Dream' - two men in a yellow boat are surrounded by an arc of fish swimming across the skyPainting ideas flow so that reflections on drops of water, types of tropical fish, even lovers floating in the sky, are all part of Terry's fantasy art images.

'Fishermen's Dream' - acrylic on canvas

Terry enjoys painting his joyous stories...lovers float in Chagall-like poses in the sky, fish circle a bather or leap with abandon into his arms, crabs are juggled by a dancer in high heels as she prances along the beach, while a fisherman strings out his impossible-looking catch for all to admire.

Patterns in nature fascinate Terry and are increasingly being explored as part of his investigation into surfaces and interactions that happen there - whether they be surfaces of water, the ground, sky or air itself.

A Passion for Pineapples' - acrylic on canvas

Fantasy art images, humour and frivolity are Terry’s companions – and what fun he has with them as he journeys through life! Painting ideas just flow; his latest being an exploration of surfaces.

For all true artists have an insatiable curiosity and explore and research their subjects with a concentration and sense of purpose that non-artists may not appreciate.

'Escape to the Cape' - acrylic on canvas

Painting, 'Escape to the Cape' is dominated by an orange road leading to a turquoise ocean in the distance, a farmhouse and farm animals grazing in bushland.Originally from USA, Terry lives for the summer months in South Australia with his wife, Nancy, where they run their own fine art gallery. But once the chill winds roll in from the Antarctic, across the Southern Ocean, they head north for the warmth of their other home in Port Douglas, North Queensland.

'Moonlight Meditation' - acrylic on paper

It seems to me that Far North Queensland, where everything seems to be exaggerated and larger than life and where the weirdest things seem to happen, is fertile ground for this imaginative artist.

Painting. 'A Passion for Pineapples' depicts pineapple plantations seen from a window, pineapples and avocadoes on the window ledge, the window curtain patterned with orange pineapples. Painting, 'Moonlight Meditation' shows a woman sitting, legs astride, feet in the water as fish float above her in full moonlight. 'Goin' Troppo', Saint Mary's church on the inlet with colourful fish strung on line Detail of 'A Dreammtime Story', black and white magpies in foreground
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Are you guys (who post pictures) the photographers, or do you find them on other sites to post here?
Saw Sinbad today, at a tropical fish store in Chatsworth. He'll be back there on Saturday to drop off his 9ft boa that they are going to sell for him. Couldn't figure out why he looked so familiar, so I said "You look so familiar..." and he replied that it's because he's always in the store. Then someone called his name from the back of the store and he laughed and said "Or maybe you've seen me somewhere else" Ha! I felt like an idiot, but at least I wasn't gushing at him or something equally annoying; we just talked snakes & reptiles while they finished my sale & his paperwork about the snake

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