KJP’s Impressionism Images: Nature Art with a Twist

By Kurt Johnson Photography • February 26, 2024

Welcome to our latest venture in artistic expression – KJP’s Impressionism Images. Inspired by the renowned art movement of the late 19th century, these images bring the essence of nature into healthcare environments but with a modern twist and the benefits of biophilic design.

Emerging in France in the 1860s, Impressionism was an avant-garde movement that revolutionized the art world by capturing fleeting moments and the essence of light through loose brushwork and vivid colors.

Impressionist artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro sought to convey the beauty of nature and the atmosphere of a scene rather than its precise details.

Our Impressionism Images pay homage to this iconic movement by translating its core principles into contemporary visuals.  By combining Kurt’s signature nature photographs with enhanced colors and creative brushstrokes, a new style of nature imagery emerged.

Jerred Zegelis, part of KJP’s creative team, is the artist behind KJPS’s unique take on this new line of KJP nature imagery.

Through a careful selection of subjects and a nuanced approach to composition, these images encapsulate the tranquility and splendor of the natural world.  Or, as Jerred would say, “Creating them is fun!”

Jerred describes Kurt’s natural style of photographing his subjects, often using selective focus with blurred backgrounds, as “lending itself perfectly to this unique style.”

Impressionism images are edited to have a painterly look that evokes the feel of an oil or watercolor painting, enhancing the natural beauty of its subject.  Brush strokes give the illusion of movement while multiple sizes and brush types create a true artist’s palette to match your design concept.

The result is a finished piece of nature art that looks more like a painting than a photograph, turning any healthcare environment into a healing space that is truly a work of art.

What sets our Impressionism images apart is their alignment with the principles of biophilic design. Rooted in the idea that humans have an innate connection to nature, biophilic design seeks to incorporate elements of the natural world into built environments.  The image above is from our installation with UNMC’s Nebraska Medicine’s Village Pointe Clinic in Omaha, NE.  You can go behind the scenes of this project and see more installation images here.

Much like their predecessors, our Impressionism Images capture the essence of a scene rather than its precise details.  Impressionist painters often depicted scenes illuminated by natural light, capturing its effects on landscapes and flowers. Similarly, biophilic design often prioritizes natural light and views of nature when windows aren’t possible.

By introducing our Impressionism Images into your wellness environment, you can harness the therapeutic effects of nature, promote well-being, reduce stress for patients, and enhance productivity for healthcare staff.  Not bad, right?!

Impression Images can be used to:

  • Create Seamless Wayfinding
  • Provide Positive Distractions
  • Improve Outcomes
  • Engage Patients
  • Invigorate Staff
  • Bring Nature Indoors


From hospitals to dental clinics and medical office buildings, KJP’s Impressionism images offer a timeless appeal that transcends trends. Their versatility allows them to complement a wide range of interior styles, from minimalist and modern to traditional and eclectic. They’re a welcoming invitation in waiting areas and a positive distraction in exam rooms and infusion bays.

Our Impressionism Images embody the spirit of the Impressionism art movement while offering the benefits of biophilic design.   By bringing the calming beauty of nature into your healthcare environment, these unique images create an atmosphere of tranquility and well-being, improving outcomes and supporting wellness in any space.

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