Who is Window Gazing?
My name is Craig Johnson, but I work as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer under the moniker Window Gazing. Windowgazing.de.

I'm from the UK, but moved over to  Göttingen, Germany in 2020 (so my German is a work in progress).  

Why do you love painting? 
Art and painting has always been my strong suit and was passed on to me from my mother.
Landscape painting is my go-to because I love being outdoors and get inspired by the vast spectacle of our planet.

Can I visit your studio?
Yes you are most welcome to come and chat with me in my home studio in Göttingen, Germany. Some paintings may be elsewhere so please let me know if there's something you'd like to see. Email to make an appointment almost any weekday morning.

Where do you get inspiration from?
I often have a vision of what I want to paint so it's often the case of starting from there and then finding the right reference images to work from. That could be anything from photos, old sketches or AI. 

What motivates you to keep going?
Being an artist is a long game. People may take years to get the impulse and money together to take home one of my pieces. This takes a lot of self belief that this is what I really want to be doing. And it is! In the low times I just need to keep fueling off the happy faces and reactions of anyone who sees my latest work so a huge thank you to anyone with a kind word or helpful suggestion.