For over 35 years, Donny has been creating art. He has won numerous awards, including first place in oil paintings at the New Mexico Veterans' Art Show. Mr. Johnson's art has been displayed around the world, in combat zones, in peaceful zones, in law offices, in doctors offices, in homes, on exterior walls, on interior walls and on and on.
After graduating college with a Bachelor’s of Science Mr. Johnson joined the United States Navy and became a helicopter pilot. Serving on Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, in beautiful Hawai’i, for HSL-37, made Mr. Johnson the pilot he is today. LCDR Johnson served in Iraq in 2011. LCDR Johnson retired from the US Navy in 2017.
After Hawai’i, Donny attended law school at Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco and the Universite Paris X Nanterre in Paris, France. Immediately after passing the California Bar Exam, on the first try, Donny opened his own Law Office in Oakland, California. Shortly after starting his first year at Johnson Family Law P.C. in Albuquerque, Donny was called up to serve in Baghdad, Iraq. He used some of his spare time in Baghdad creating art for his fellow service members and appeared on the cover of the Tigris Times for his art at the end of his tour. Mr. Johnson has published a book of art called "Who Gets the Piano Tonight" and a 2019 Calendar with his paintings from the Rio Grande Zoo.