Johnny Karwan
San Francisco, California

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.
Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Moonlight Magnolias acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Moonlight Magnolias
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Vanilla Orchids acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Vanilla Orchids
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$525

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Birds, Bee & Hibiscus acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Birds, Bee & Hibiscus
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$525


Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Dogwood Blossoms acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Dogwood Blossoms
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$525

Lotus Landscape
8" x 10" , acrylic painting
$275

Passion Landscape
8" x 10" , acrylic painting
$275


Pink and Yellow Butterfly Landscape
8" x 10" , acrylic painting
$275

Blue Butterfly Landscape
8" x 10" , acrylic painting
$275

Yellow Butterfly Landscape
8" x 10" , acrylic painting
$275


Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Roost acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Roost
42" x 31.75" , acrylic painting
$2,125

Tiger Lillies Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Protea Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425


Passion Flower Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Hibiscus Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Magnolia Landscape acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Magnolia Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425


Poppy Landscape
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Warbler 2 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Warbler 2
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Sparrow acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Sparrow
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Junko acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Junko
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Vireo acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Vireo
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Warbler acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Warbler
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Tanager acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Tanager
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Green Canary acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Green Canary
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Johnny Karwan | Cardinal acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Cardinal
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Hooded Songbird
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Bluebird
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Speak with Johnny


Johnny Karwan 10/26/2018 | 11:53 AM

Hello! Yes, I have painted florals in many sizes including 36x36". Which piece in particular are you referring to? Give me an idea of what you are looking for. Thanks for your message! Johnny

commentsBirds, Bee & Hibiscus
C Moore 10/25/2018 | 11:00 PM

Have you ever done florals like this at larger sizes, say 36" x 36"?

commentsBirds, Bee & Hibiscus
C Moore 10/25/2018 | 10:58 PM

Johnny,