Born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1972, into a family deeply steeped in the arts, Maria Luisa Johnson, known professionally as Majo, developed her natural talent in a small informal studio setting where she absorbed the acute attention to form, color and texture associated with Latin American culture, and with a passion for story telling.
She was deeply influenced of visionaries from her country such as Alejandro Obregon and Fernando Botero.
Deeply affected by both the beauty and the chaos of her country , and torn by its violence, Majo ultimately expresses her work as a discovery of the best in nature and humanity.
Majo lived and studied Fashion and Interior Design in Bogota and Toronto before moving to the United States in 1995. Her work can be found in myriad private homes and exhibits, including Naples, Washington DC, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Kansas City. Additionally her paintings hang in private collections abroad in England and Sweden.
Her work can be seen in the collections of: Brotherhood Bank & Trust, Kansas City KS; Data Source, Kansas City MO; The Shadow Buddies Foundation, Lenexa KS; AOS Alexander Open Systems, Overland Park KS; Catlett Fire Station, Catlett VA; The Kansas City Symphony Office building, Kansas City MO. In 2010, Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills Kansas commissioned the artist to do painting of their new Club House building.
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