GINA NICOLAE JOHNSON is a Romanian - American writer, journalist, novelist, poet and artist - painter. Author of three poetry books written in Romanian language, a novel in English (“Angels and ghosts in Transylvania”), several art books and “101 Deep Provoking Messages”.

“It is so easy for me to “write a poem”, but instead with a brush, colors, and a variety of media, particularly onto canvas. It makes me feel good about being able to share the gift of art with others. In painting, I discovered myself to be one artist more profound, delicate, with my imagination exploring everywhere, every single corner of the Universe and behind. There are no limits in painting. I transfer in my painting everything I have discovered about Love, Humans, Life, Nature, Animals and many more subjects that are primordial to us, in order to see with an open mind and welcoming spirit. Inspiration is abundant, from love the flowers, delight at a beautiful sunset, or the ocean, a bird chirping, the sky and a day when I can see colors in front of my eyes. In the same manner, I like the abstract art, painting subjects that can be easy to translate into realism if you have an eye for this style. I enjoy being able to paint from images dreamt at night, from what I see with my mind, it makes me want more and to share with everyone the joy I have when a painting is finished. Painting captivates to the point that I don't even notice the passing of time”.

Edina, Minnesota, USA

"I enjoy painting and writing to the same extent. I always look forward to the joy that comes when a painting is finished or a poem is written. I also love working with bright colors and seeing the satisfaction and happiness from the buyers of my art. When I start a painting, I hardly take a break, because I am so excited to see the final result.

My art work is unique because I transfer into the paintings my emotions and I don’t have any barriers in using the colors. I created my own style in art by letting my imagination be free and not confined by rules. Art is unique, each artist is different, but I am certain that my art is beautifully unique. Every time I exhibit my art, the comments are: “WOW, your art vibrates of positivity, it is so beautiful in here, so colorful and radiant of happiness."

I am working with:

Art Guild gallery in Stillwater, MN

Arts Consortium of Craver County Gallery, Victoria, MN and many other art platforms online.

Books written in English


  • Gina Nicolae Johnson, “Angels and Ghosts in Transylvania”

  • Gina Nicolae Johnson, “101 Deep provoking messages”

  • Gina Nicolae Johnson, “Sublime Messages” - art book

  • Gina Nicolae Johnson, “My Universe”, 2017 - art book

Several books written in Romanian language.

EXHIBITIONS and ART SHOWS


  • “Verse” Art show, presented by Raw Artist, 2017

  • Several art shows presented by “Gingerbread” Shows, Stillwater, MN, 2017

  • Rivertown Fall Art Festival, Stillwater, MN, 2017

  • Solo exhibit “Love for all’, Saint Stephen Romanian Church, Saint Paul, MN, 2017

  • Highland Art Festival, Saint Paul, MN, 2018

  • Victoria Art Fair, Victoria,MN, 2018

  • Wayzata Art Festival,Wayzata, MN, 2018

  • Fall into the Arts Festival, Edina, MN, 2018

  • Rivertown Fall Art Festival, Stillwater, MN, 2018

  • “Piano on Parade”, Minneapolis, MN, 2018

  • Art and gift expo, Convention Center , Minneapolis, MN, 2018

  • Rivertown Fall Art Festival, Stillwater, MN, 2018

  • Arts Consortium of Carver County members exhibit, Victoria, MN, 2018

  • Solo exhibit, “Share your love’, Saint Stephen Romanian Church, Saint Paul, MN, 2018

  • Fall into the Arts Festival, Edina, MN, 2019

  • Highland Art Festival, Saint Paul, MN, 2019

  • Arts Consortium of Carver County members exhibit, Victoria, MN, 2019

  • Group exhibit, Art Guild Gallery, Stillwater MN, 2019

  • Solo exhibit (“My Universe’) - Landmark Art Center, Saint Paul 2019

  • Solo exhibit, Romanian Art Center (“Santa is coming to town”), Saint Paul MN, 2019

  • Arts Consortium of Carver County members exhibit, Victoria, 2019

  • Lorrig Park Festival, Minneapolis, MN, 2019

  • Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis, 2019

  • Excelsior Art Fair, MN, 2019

  • Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN, 2019

  • Art exhibit ”Visions and Desires”, Zephyr Theater, Stillwater, MN, USA 2019.

  • Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis,MN, 2020

  • Minnehaha Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN, 2020

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