Born and raised in Florida, Keith Martin Johns (b. 1954) was inspired by the Creator and influenced by generations of Floridians with whom he shared life and made a living from the natural resources of this state. He thrives to capture in painting the familiar culture, heritage and natural beauty of Florida. After graduating from Trinity College of Florida with a B.A. in theological studies, Keith earned a M.F.A. from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. in 2014. Keith’s fine art training and spiritual journey has taken him to remote villages in Africa, India, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy and South America. Through his life travels as an artist and a witness to God, Keith’s desire is to mentor and teach Christian artists, with plans to begin an online teaching course entitled Through Redeemed Eyes.
Johns is known for his diverse collection of Florida lifestyle paintings. Thousands of private and corporate collectors share in the enjoyment of the traditional reclaimed comfort found from his work. The result is an intriguing dialogue between past and present, in which contemporary imagery takes on the look of old Florida traditions, translated into memories for today.