Partners for Success

Johnson\Wildman collaborative art venture founded by painters Cheryl Johnson and Jim Wildman enabling collectors to Buy Art Directly from the Artists.

Established in 2020 in Charlotte North Carolina.

Johnson Wildman Gallery of Contemporary Art offers the artwork of the two local artists; Cheryl Johnson and Jim Wildman, reaching throughout the Southeast and nationally to present an exciting variety of art works in a broad range of styles and mediums: realisism, impressionism, abstract. JW Gallery features fine quality artwork by both established and emerging artists.

JW (Johnson Wildman Gallery of Contemporary Art) provides our clients with a relaxed and comfortable exhibition space in which to select art which becomes treasured additions to their collections, large or small. Our hours are by appointment only, however we do create Pop-Art Shows. We have on-line monthly exhibitions featuring a specific style or theme.

We also provide corporate and private consulting and placement as well as purchase on approval and payment options.


North Carolina- based studio painter Cheryl Johnson works with many media including oil, acrylic, latex, silicone encaustic, using silicone to build texture and beeswax and resin to convey elaborate depictions. Utilizing tools designed for ceramists, Johnson carves, fills, layers, and fuses the wax, creating areas to be filled with pigment. Her paintings and landscape abstracts evoke a sense of wonder, guiding the eye through geometrically complex landscapes teeming with rich detail.

“I feel a personal connection to the work in front of me and I can look back at what I’ve accomplished while planning my next step for tomorrow.  It’s a clear path that is soothing and I hope my paintings project my celebration of life as I pursue my passion and have more joy every day.” – Cheryl Johnson



Painter, Architect, Abstract Artist, Woodworker -JW DESIGNS

Jim Wildman is a mixed media contemporary realist painter, sculptor, and master woodworker who lives and works in Charlotte, NC. For more than a decade Jim served as a member of the United States Marine Corp. He is a distinguished combat veteran. A graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Architecture. In addition, to painting Jim has a custom woodworking business, JWDesigns. His Works are both realistic portraits and abstracts. Signature series consists of unique Laser Engraved images, strong faces created with both palette knife and brush work. Sculptures are wood combines, 3D panels, and carvings. His works are sought after by architects, interior designers, and collectors worldwide.