For 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.

John 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 and awards.

A 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.

John Carlson paintings have won over 300 awards and have appeared in numerous publications and periodicals.

"The Old Flyer" was accepted into the Alabama Watercolor Society     Exhibition and John was included in membership.

Accepted as a member of the Knickerbocker Artists of New York.

"The Best of People" was accepted into the American Watercolor Society     Exhibition in New York.

Birmingham Symphony Decorator Showhouse

Award of Distinction by famous artist, Hubert Shuptrine, of the book     "Jericho".

Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis- recipient of an "Honors Award" competing     against 525 of the nation's top artists

John Carlson paintings are also represented in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. A few of the corporate purchasers include:

Fine Arts Museum of the South Citizens Bank of Enterprise
Blount Collection First Alabama Bank
Fayette Art Museum Troy Bank and Trust
Reynolds Metal Company Peoples Bank
AmSouth Coca Cola

 


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