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

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 has always been 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 photo or mix of photos to work from. Sometimes these come from my own or I request use of inspiring photography on instagram. I sometimes even use AI to help generate something I have in mind. 

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 motivation and self belief that this is what I really want to be doing. And it is! I just need to keep fueling off the happy faces and reactions of anyone who sees my work whether they buy it or not. A huge thank you to anyone with a kind word or helpful suggestion.