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     Tora Johnson


Lectora K. Johnson (Tora)
525 Paige Hill Road
Anniston, AL 36207

Graduate of St. Maryıs Junior College, Raleigh, N.C.
Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS in English and History.

In 1974 Tora started painting in oils with Hans Kreutzfeldt and Hans Neubert in Germany and took workshops with David Slade in the US.  She was introduced to watercolors by Wayne Spradley of Pell City and continues to study with him.  Numerous workshops have taken her in different directions painting on paper, gessoed paper and Yupo, and collaging with stained or natural oriental papers and creating designs or textures on existing paintings.

Her watercolor paintings have hung at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, Anniston, and annually at Winter Market of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.  They have also hung in the JSU Visual Arts Membersı Show, JSU Miniworks exhibit and in a one-man show in the  Fine Arts Building at The Donoho School. Recently, The Berman Museum of World History has exhibited her work for three months. She has sold paintings from the Atlanta gallery, Works of His Hands.  A number of her paintings can be seen at the Anniston gallery, Art Works,  a cooperative fine arts gallery under East Alabama Artists, Inc. This is a nonprofit coop which shows and sells works of sixteen regional artists. 

 Recently she had a one-man three-month exhibit at the Berman Museum of World History, Anniston, AL. 
In November 2005 she had a one man show at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  She received an Honorable Mention, with cash reward, from the Watercolor Society of Alabama during their annual Fall exhibit in 2005.