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Keith Martin Johns - Fine Artist

Keith Martin Johns

Graceville, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Keith Martin Johns

Graceville, FL - United States

Keith Martin Johns - Fine Artist

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'In a world of shrinking time and space, the visual arts open up new vistas of discovery and fuel imagination toward resplendent beauty. Natural beauty may or may not be perceived by the eye, but to respond to it through painting is seeing it with the heart and soul. This expansive quality of joy must be expressed; there is something transcendent about it that cannot be contained, it must spill over. These echoes of praise we call paintings. They are reflective of a greater reality than our own, we live not in a disconnect but a present reality of such discovery, we often call inspiration. It is what I have most enjoyed about being an artist.'

Born March 11, 1954 in Englewood Florida, Keith a fourth generation Floridian, has painted the state professionally for over 30 years with nearly 500 painting titles and has published over 300 images into limited edition fine art prints. Numerous private and corporate collectors enjoy this artist’s work by displaying them in such places as the University of Tampa, St. Luke’s Eyes Institute, St. Petersburg College, Judges Chambers, a variety of homes, hospitals and corporate offices. After graduating from Trinity College of Florida with a BA degree in Biblical studies, Mr. Johns was on staff at a local church as the Director of Missions which brought a new awakening of international cultural studies to his soul.

Today he is driven by a vision that has taken him beyond the normal realm of being simply a regional artist. Even though his Florida Collection of paintings have been a lifetime endeavor to capture the worth, value and expression of the familiar Florida background in which this fourth generation native grew up, his real passion and vision is only just coming to fruition.

When queried, Johns states 'This vision was birthed during my tenure in the Tampa Bay area and is now manifesting itself in this small, peaceful town of Graceville.' Simply put, Johns had a vision to train Christian artists to use their artwork in furtherance of The Great Commission. Following years of travel with his wife Linda, as missionaries in Africa, India, China, Indonesia, Europe and the Americas, Johns knew that his calling was 'greater than anything that I could imagine for myself.' Through an introduction by a mutual friend to Graceville's Baptist College of Florida, and meeting President, Dr. Thomas Kinchen, Johns knew that he had found his ultimate purpose.

Johns will be developing the new Fine Art Department at the Baptist College of Florida where he is collaborating with BCF staff of building a program that will not only teach the methods and discipline of classical painting, but also provide the necessary philosophical and theological ground work, manpower, training and financial resources for students to become better equipped artists in society. 'The ultimate objective is for those students to be part of creating a collection of the finest and most masterful, realistic works of art attainable that can communicate as passionately as possible, the greatness, goodness and glory of the eternal God, and how He has revealed Himself to mankind through His glorious Son Christ Jesus,' said Johns.

Moving to Graceville July 2011, Keith and Linda opened a business called, the Art Design Center with an objective of providing art instruction for beginner, novice and advance students of all ages, affordable custom framing, fine art Giclée printing for professional artists as well as photo restoration and duplication for anyone. The Center also showcases the collection of art created by artist Keith Martin Johns.

In addition to and the challenges of having a new business, Johns is enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francesco studying for a Master of Fine Arts with emphases in classical painting. Currently in his studio, he is copying, what he deems his most important works of art to date, are three old master paintings; two by Caravaggio and the other by Peter Paul Ruben. This new commission initiates the Glory of God Collection, which has three distinct categories: Biblical Narrative, Cultures of the World, and Creation. This collection will be housed at the Baptist College of Florida's Graceville campus.

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The Way In by Keith Martin Johns
 

The Way In by Keith Martin Johns

Paradise Lost by Keith Martin Johns
 

Paradise Lost by Keith Martin Johns

Face to Face left by Keith Martin Johns
 

Face to Face left by Keith Martin Johns

Face to Face right by Keith Martin Johns
 

Face to Face right by Keith Martin Johns

The Good Samaritan  by Keith Martin Johns
 

The Good Samaritan by Keith Martin Johns

Descent from the Cross by Keith Martin Johns
 

Descent from the Cross by Keith Martin Johns

bridegrooms Chamber by Keith Martin Johns
 

bridegrooms Chamber by Keith Martin Johns

Bayonet Point by Keith Martin Johns
 

Bayonet Point by Keith Martin Johns

just Around the Bend by Keith Martin Johns
 

just Around the Bend by Keith Martin Johns

Mooving On by Keith Martin Johns
 

Mooving On by Keith Martin Johns

Flight on the River by Keith Martin Johns
 

Flight on the River by Keith Martin Johns

Lost Coast by Keith Martin Johns
 

Lost Coast by Keith Martin Johns

Standing Alone by Keith Martin Johns
 

Standing Alone by Keith Martin Johns

The Watering Hole by Keith Martin Johns
 

The Watering Hole by Keith Martin Johns

Arrayed in Glorious Splendor by Keith Martin Johns
 

Arrayed in Glorious Splendor by Keith Martin Johns

Bayonet Point by Keith Martin Johns
 

Bayonet Point by Keith Martin Johns

Making Tracks by Keith Martin Johns
 

Making Tracks by Keith Martin Johns

Sunset Point by Keith Martin Johns
 

Sunset Point by Keith Martin Johns

Serenity on Willow Pond by Keith Martin Johns
 

Serenity on Willow Pond by Keith Martin Johns

Just Around the Bend by Keith Martin Johns
 

Just Around the Bend by Keith Martin Johns

Tri-Unity Center by Keith Martin Johns
 

Tri-Unity Center by Keith Martin Johns

Storms of Life by Keith Martin Johns
 

Storms of Life by Keith Martin Johns

Willow Creek by Keith Martin Johns
 

Willow Creek by Keith Martin Johns

Aripeka by Keith Martin Johns
 

Aripeka by Keith Martin Johns

River Twlight by Keith Martin Johns
 

River Twlight by Keith Martin Johns

Path of Light by Keith Martin Johns
 

Path of Light by Keith Martin Johns

Marsh Horizon by Keith Martin Johns
 

Marsh Horizon by Keith Martin Johns

Made in the Shade by Keith Martin Johns
 

Made in the Shade by Keith Martin Johns

Greener Pastures by Keith Martin Johns
 

Greener Pastures by Keith Martin Johns

DeBary on the St. Johns River by Keith Martin Johns
 

DeBary on the St. Johns River by Keith Martin Johns

Cross Creek by Keith Martin Johns
 

Cross Creek by Keith Martin Johns

Black Water Run by Keith Martin Johns
 

Black Water Run by Keith Martin Johns

Bent Low by Keith Martin Johns
 

Bent Low by Keith Martin Johns

Vertical Palms by Keith Martin Johns
 

Vertical Palms by Keith Martin Johns

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