many years, Dr. John R. Carlson led a truly double life. He
maintained a full time private practice of dentistry and also
pursued a career in art. As his acceptance into the world
of art continued to grow, he realized he must make a choice.In
September 1991, he sold his practice to devote more time to
his true love- painting.
is a self-taught artist who began painting in July 1975. He
has exhibited in many regional and national exhibitions through
jury acceptance, where he has received immediate recognition
few of the prestigious shows in which he has exhibited include
the following: Winter Park, Las Olas, Coconut Grove, Mount
Dora, Pensacola, Beaux Arts, Gasparilla and Ann Arbor.
Carlson paintings have won over 300 awards and have appeared
in numerous publications and periodicals.
Old Flyer" was accepted into the Alabama Watercolor Society
Exhibition and John was included in
as a member of the Knickerbocker Artists of New York.
Best of People" was accepted into the American Watercolor
Society Exhibition in New York.
Symphony Decorator Showhouse
of Distinction by famous artist, Hubert Shuptrine, of the
Art Fair, Minneapolis- recipient of an "Honors Award" competing
against 525 of the nation's top artists
Carlson paintings are also represented in many private and
corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.
A few of the corporate purchasers include:
Arts Museum of the South
Bank of Enterprise
Bank and Trust