Johnson is primarily self-taught although she has studied under many different instructors over the years and still takes classes whenever there is opportunity. She enjoys working in many different mediums but primarily works in oils. Her love of the Kittitas Valley and all of nature shows in her work. She has a desire to render moments in time, to capture those times God gives that you want to hang on to. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She shares the love of painting with her students who meet together weekly and at camps in the summer.