Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Artist • Muralist

Patrick Henry Johnson

Is a Los Angeles based artist/muralist who was born in Vadosta , Georgia to Hattie Ruth Johnson and William Henry Tillman.

As a small child growing up in St. Petersbrug, Florida, Patrick was always drawing.  When he couldn’t find paper, he would take up a razor blade and cut the blank pages out of the books at home to have drawing paper.

Pat, as he was called by his nine brothers and sisters, was perpetually curious.  Always investigating the how’s, the why’s, and the whens’s.  His oldest brother, Johnny, became his first art teacher.

With the help of tattered comic books, Johnny got the youngster to sit down and focus on what he was instructed to do.  He blossomed under his brother’s tutelage and soon he was off and running!

After graduating form high school, Patrick attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.  For the first time in his life he didn’t have to sneak to draw in class, he had to draw in class!  Patrick flourished in his new enviroment and quickly excelled among his peers.

Patrick left Fort Lauderdale and moved to Los Angeles to further his career as an artist.  He immediately jumped into the art scene by becoming an apprentice for an international mural company.  His apprentenceship lasted  for five years.  During that time, Patrick learned various techniques and a multitude of disciplines while honing his own unique style.

As a full time muralist, he began painting murals in Italy, Finland, Great Britain, and Alaska.

In 2016, after a two decade mural ban was lifted, Patrick became the first artist chosen to paint a mural on public property funded by the city of Los Angeles.

He coined his style, Heroic Surrealism, which harkens back to  his early foray into the comic book genre specifically influenced by his favorite character, The Silver Surfer, and his love of Salvador Dali, Rene’ Margritte and M.C. Escher.

Patrick Henry Johnson is the father of eight beautiful children and they all all artistic, well read, and extremely curious.  He loves his children and they can be seen in a lot of his works.  “Sometimes it’s hard to believe these incredibly talented people are my children.”

Light years removed from finding paper to draw on, Patrick is now expanding his reach to an international audience by creating works for galleries, museums, boutique hotels, and luxury real estate.  With his fertile imgination, the world can only guess what will come next!