©2019 by Spencer & Rains Art and Music

Original 8.5"x4.25" watercolor portrait of Tommy Johnson. 100% of proceeds for this piece will go to The Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation.


I have been making the portraits of living traditional musicians for many years. Friends, mentors, and those who inspire me. I have rarely painted the portraits of musicians from the past. Their story was not mine to tell. However,  I was recently reading a book about the Mississippi blues artist Tommy Jonson written by David Evans and was inspired to make a portrait of him. 

Knowing that Johnson's image and his music belong to his own family, I asked David Evans put me in touch with Tommy Johnson’s niece, Vera who runs the Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation out of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. With Vera’s permission, I am selling this portrait and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation.

Tommy Johnson

  • Flat rate shipping and handling: $5 in US, $8 to Canada, $13 to Europe, $18 to Australia