San Rafael, CA
In my original mixed media and resin work, I design and hand cut illustrations on fine art paper and combine these elements with acrylic paint on wood panels to create surreal floral scenes. Each one-of-a-kind piece is finished with a two-part epoxy resin that I work with a creme brûlée torch. The simple goal of my work is to make people happy, and I’m fortunate to see this come to life watching people react to this collection. You can view the full collection and purchase available artwork at johnkraft.com/secretgardens I also invite you to follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/johnkraft
Artist John Kraft was born in Los Angeles in 1967. After graduating in 1989 with degrees in both Mechanical and Marine Engineering, John decided to pursue an artistic path. Throughout the 1990s he developed a style and visual vocabulary punctuated by bright colors and whimsical themes. He was selected as a featured artist by Apple in 2001, and his art has been included in Better Homes and Gardens, The Artful Home and Modern Painters. He has received coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times and MacWorld UK. In both 2010 and 2017 John was selected to create large hearts for Heroes & Hearts, which benefits the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF). John participated in the Amsterdam based Project eARTh, and his work was featured in recent live auctions for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation and ArtSpan. He is a member of Red Umbrellas Fine Artists Group and the Marin Open Studios Board of Directors.