Paul Brett Johnson

Paul Brett Johnson

A renowned artist and author of children's books, Johnson was born in Mousie, Kentucky. His earliest passion was art and his source of inspiration remained rooted in the hills and valleys of Knott County. His most widely known and best loved landscapes all reflect the passing seasons in the hills and hollows of home. He received a degree in art from the University of Kentucky.

“...when I work, I often go back to the creek banks of my youth - if not physically, then in my mind. There I draw on a reservoir of memories, emotions, and lessons learned. In that sense, a little bit of Mousie, Kentucky finds its way into each new book."
Paul Brett Johnson, quoted from  Gayheart, Billie Ruth. "Knott County Hall of Fame: Paul Brett Johnson." Knott County Kentucky Kinfolk. Gloria Marcum, n.d. Web. 02 July 2014.