John Turner

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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.

EAST CARROLLTON 

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We make and create original & one of a kind artworks handcrafted right here in New Orleans.

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Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Kermit Ruffins When I Die
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Detangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Sheba
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Hansen's Sno Bliz Giclée
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Naomi - Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Dreamland
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Chevy Truck
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Dave Chappelle
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
Toilet Lake
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Gold Rush
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Notable Increase Reception
Patty West Elstrott Painting
Patty West Elstrott
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Faubourg Marigny
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Landscape
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Fats
Joshua Wingerter Painting
Joshua Wingerter
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Two Sisters
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Mirliton Tapestry
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Mississippi River Run
Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
Painting
Ellen Macomber
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Hunting for Monsters
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Orange Shotgun
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Midiendo / Measuring
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Cascade Blossoms
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Pioneer Portrait of Alvin (Barna Black series)
D. Lammie-Hanson Painting
D. Lammie-Hanson
James Booker: Piano Genius
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Flamboyant
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Deal With The Devil
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Ritual
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Gator
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Pineapple 104
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Yogi Bear!
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Turkana 'See' Food
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Rock the Boat II
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
SPIRIT PORTRAIT
Amzie Adams Painting
Amzie Adams
Pizazz
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Untitled #1
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Band Storm
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Meeting Notes #48
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Jacque
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Guardian Angel
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Satchmo, Louis Armstrong
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
New Dress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Terry & NJ
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Star Struck
Mike Williamson Painting
Mike Williamson
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Lundi Gras on Bourbon
Keith Oelschlager Painting
Keith Oelschlager
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Flying Fish I
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
CREATORS OF ART

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