The Arthurian poem by Alfred Tennyson... illustrated by Howard David Johnson
"The Lady of Shalott"
On either side the river lie
Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
By the margin, willow-veiled,
Only reapers, reaping early
There she weaves by night and day
And moving through a mirror clear
Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
But in her web she still delights
A bowshot from her bower eaves,
The gemmy bridle glittered free,
All in the blue unclouded weather
His broad clear brow in sunlight glowed;
She left the web, she left the loom,
In the stormy east wind straining,
And down the river's dim expanse
Lying, robed in snowy white
Heard a carol, mournful, holy,
Under tower and balcony
Who is this? and what is here?
"The Lady of Shalott" (2010 Mixed Media) This painting by Howard David Johnson is inspired by the painting of the same name by John William Waterhouse and borrows from the Honorable John Collier.
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Who is Artist and Photographer Howard David Johnson?
In David's invitation to the Florence Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition, (a partner in the United Nations' Dialog among Nations), UN Secretary General Kofi Anon wrote him: "Artists have a special role to play in the global struggle for peace. At their best, artists speak not only to people; they speak for them. Art is a weapon against ignorance and hatred and an agent of public awareness... Art opens new doors for learning, understanding, and peace among nations."
A portrait of the artist in his painting studio as he is today. This September 2009 photo was taken by his youngest son Erich.
Howard David Johnson is a contemporary
realistic artist and photographer with
a background in the natural sciences and history. After a lifetime of drawing and painting,
David works in a wide variety of mixed media ranging from
oil on canvas
to digital media.
David's Traditional Realistic Art was exhibited in the British Museum in London in 1996, ( 3 years before he got his first computer ) as well as numerous American ones since, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. David's realistic illustrations have made appearances in every major bookstore and game shop chain in America as well as magazines and educational texts around the world.
of his more prestigious clients have included the National Geographic
Society, the University of Texas, the
University of Cambridge in England, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, PBS TV, Enslow
Educational Publishers, Adobe Photoshop, Auto FX, Doubleday, the
History Book of the Month Club, & J Walter Thompson Advertising, just to name a
few. Working in a variety of
media David offers his customers a variety of options and more
than three decades of
experience. As a realistic illustrator he has not only used the computer but has been involved
in the development and marketing of software for Adobe Photoshop.
Digital art, Colored pencils, Pastels, Mixed media, & also Oil
Paintings can also be commissioned for select projects.
Working in a variety of media David offers his customers a variety of options and more than three decades of experience. As a realistic illustrator he has not only used the computer but has been involved in the development and marketing of software for Adobe Photoshop. Digital art, Colored pencils, Pastels, Mixed media, & also Oil Paintings can also be commissioned for select projects.
Digital illustration projects start at $500.USD. and group rates are available. David delivers custom made copyright free illustrations & old fashioned customer service when he does work-for-hire. To publish existing pieces of his realistic art, David sells licenses starting at only $99.USD.
All these pieces of realistic art and the text are legally copyrighted and were registered with the U.S. Library of Congress Office of Copyright by the author, Howard David Johnson All rights reserved worldwide. Permission for many academic or non-commercial uses is freely and legally available by simply contacting the author via e-mail or visiting www.howarddavidjohnson.com/permission.htm