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 a community of New Orleans visual artists. We are painters, sculptors, photographers & illustrators.
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.

A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Chartreuse
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Ernie K-Doe: Emperor of the Universe
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Golden Light
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Carnival Crawfish
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Simple Instructions
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Gold Rush
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
James Brown
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
A Portait of Josephine Louise Newcomb
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Goldenheart Jones
Monica Rose Kelly Monica Kelly Studio
Painting
Monica Rose Kelly
Pineapple 104
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Cafe DuMonde
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Quarantine #4
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Pauger Street
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
The Only Way Out is Through
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
White On White #5
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Entangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Beady Black
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Impala
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Carousel Bar
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Prayer
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Tickled Pink
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Washboard Sam
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Fossil Bed
Evan Koch Painting
Evan Koch
Blue Irises
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Yogi Bear!
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
I am Enough
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Esplanade Ave.
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Kanzeon I, II & III
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Pidgeontown Steppers
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
"Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue" homage to Ledisi
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Wet Bread
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Louisiana Roots 2
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Ivy
Rebekah May Painting
Rebekah May
Meeting Notes #73
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Last Supper with Special Guests print
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
The Cathedral
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Adorned One
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Pete Fountain
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Avens
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
CREATORS OF ART

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