“There’s a big difference between looking at the town you live in and truly seeing it.” —Jeff Johns

 Jeff Johns’ paintbrush is extremely well-travelled. Since 2008, he’s created numerous cityscapes, tracing the geometry of countless buildings, bridges and boulevards—and fixing the shifting skies that frame them—brushstroke by brushstroke.

An award-winning creative director in his professional life, Johns got serious about painting as a fine artist once he found his muse in the Cincinnati skyline. His epiphany arrived while watching the city’s flickering transition from day to night, from the vantage point of Devou Park, a Northern Kentucky hilltop mere minutes from where he grew up. At that moment he decided to dedicate himself to capturing the ever-shifting face of cities and making them instantly knowable through his art. He soon learned, however, that a town’s essence doesn’t yield easily to the paintbrush. That takes time. One of his larger canvases usually requires up to 150 hours, over multiple sessions, before Johns feels he’s successfully captured the energy of a given moment in a city’s life. The paintings subsequently find their way into the homes of collectors, many of whom claim they feel a greater connection to their cities, thanks to their daily interaction with Johns’ work.

While painting is traditionally a solitary pursuit, Johns has also found a meaningful way to break that convention through a unique collaboration with fellow painter Colin Daugherty. The two artists complement each other, with the rawness of Johns’ more impressionistic style balancing the precision of Daugherty’s more photorealistic style. Working side by side, they’ve generated dozens of paintings together, frequently under commission by highly engaged collectors. Today, Johns and Daugherty’s creative partnership shows no signs of slowing. Which is fortunate. After all, there are still miles and miles of cityscapes to cover, brushstroke by brushstroke.


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Sunset on DUMBO | Brooklyn, New York


Sunset on DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York | 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas

Excited to share this painting inspired by the stunning view of the Manhattan Bridge from a city street. This area of Brooklyn, New York is referred to as DUMBO, Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It’s a famous spot, and super instagram worthy.

After seeing this perspective in many movies, in all different seasons, I just had to capture a painting from this vantage point. Another interesting component to this painting is the architecture. While I love painting bridges this was just perfect, and really branches out from all the paintings of the Roebling Bridge that I’ve done.

I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I did with the creation. Looking forward to hanging this piece in our home till it sells.

Sunset on DUMBO | Brooklyn, New York, The Manhattan Bridge, 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns

If you’re interested in commissioning your own masterpiece call Jeff Johns today. 859.630.9657. Click here for the contact page.






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