This piece is from Johnny Karwan's ongoing series inspired by the exotic nature of the Garden of Eden. The painting features a close up view of San Francisco's official city flower, the dahlia, and is painted in transparent layers of acrylic paint in bright white, yellows and golds. "It is meant to invoke and inspire the feelings of peace, tranquility and vibrance of a summer garden and bountiful paradise," says Johnny.

- Johnny Karwan

Sunshine Bouquet
JOHNNY KARWAN


Acrylic painting on wood
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2019

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 15 oz.

$2,250

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Artist
Johnny Karwan
San Francisco, California

Getting to Know Johnny

Johnny Karwan’s body of work is best described as stylized realism on birch panel. The wood grain shows through in each composition, which somehow feels simultaneously traditional and surreal. “The texture and grain of the wood that shows through the transparent layers of paint, makes its own statement in a way, as the fingerprint of its natural origins that persist beyond the transformation from tree to painted surface,” says the artist. Johnny is inspired by natural history and objects of the past, which contributes a vintage feel to the work. Johnny’s studio is based in his 1904 Edwardian flat in the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.