Conservation Foundation to showcase artwork of Flo Singer Johnson through March

Opening reception set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 12, with registration required

This is a watercolor by Flo Singer Johnson. Image courtesy Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

From January through March, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, based in Osprey, will host the exhibit The Natural World Through the Eyes of Flo Singer Johnson, the nonprofit has announced.

“This unique exhibit showcases a sample of Johnson’s bold, colorful watercolor interpretations of landscapes, animals, flowers, and seascapes,” a news release notes.

Flo Singer Johnson (1923-2012), who was born in Germany, exhibited annually in Europe for more than a dozen years, the release adds. Described as an Impressionist, “she was known for her passionate use of color and exploration of shapes, painting personal, subjective statements of her perceptions of the natural world,” the release points out.

Both Johnson and her husband, Floyd, were visual artists who lived in Sarasota for more than 40 years, the release adds. They founded the Floyd C. and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation.

The exhibit’s opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the foundation’s Burrows-Matson House headquarters, which is located at Bay Preserve. The address is 400 Palmetto Ave. in Osprey.

All artwork will be available for purchase, the release notes. Moreover, the Singer Johnson Foundation “is generously donating 100% percent of the proceeds” to the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, the release says.

Registration for the reception is required, the release points out. To learn more and RSVP, visit or call 941-918-2100.