John Turner

Artist + John Turner

My adventure in art began on Jackson Square. The French Quarter in 1970 was a world of its own, and I wanted to be a part of it. A recent college graduate with a major in Zoology, a minor in English Literature, and no real interest in pursuing either, I had wandered to New Orleans and discovered that people were selling artwork around the fence in front of St. Louis Cathedral. I had always liked to draw and paint, so I purchased a permit, copied some postcards with pen and ink, and headed to the square. My life was changed!

Fifteen years passed. I made many life-long friends, had great teachers, and learned and lived and shared an invaluable experience with this unique culture. I returned to school at the University of Memphis, this time in an area more fitting to my natural inclination, and earned an MFA in Studio Art. I attained a professorship at the University of North Alabama, taught 27 years, retired, and returned to New Orleans in 2017 with my wife and two Pug dogs.

My concept of Art is the same now as it was in those early days in the French Quarter. It is all about living. I told my students that they were the works of Art. Listen, study, learn to see. Refine your artwork each day that you are blessed with life. My work is a history of every moment that I have lived until the point that I created it. Each piece, whether a city scene, a figurative work, or my take on life, brings with it all that I have learned of design, composition, content, and observing and interacting with the world around me.

I am a New Orleans artist and live and work in the East Carrollton neighborhood.

SOUTH CARROLLTON 

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We are craftsmen and metal workers, printmakers and textile artists.
We make and create original & one of a kind artworks handcrafted right here in New Orleans.

Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
"Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue" homage to Ledisi
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Totem
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
"April"
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Orangina Josephine
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Blooming Bicycle in the Marigny
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Aftermath
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Charles Bradley
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Muses (TERPSICHORE)
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Old Friend (Accordion)
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Ivy
Rebekah May Painting
Rebekah May
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Meeting Notes #171
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Girl in Blue Face
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Surreal Dreamscape - Print
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Yugen - Archival Print of Mixed Media Abstract on Watercolor Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Thoughts - Float
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Terry in Bed Best
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
"The March"
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
'La Balize' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
The Village
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
White Study #1
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Sweet Magnolia | Original Art
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Golden Light
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Lake Como
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
The Chariot (VII)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
websight
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Southern Voyage
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Jungle Justice
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Fossil Bed
Evan Koch Painting
Evan Koch
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Lisa Frank Forever
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Carnival Crawfish
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Napoleon
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
All That Jazz #6
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
A Break in Conversation
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Absract  Serenity
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
CREATORS OF ART

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